An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management / Edition 2

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An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management, Second Edition offers a comprehensive overview of coastal planning and management issues for students and professionals in the field. Since publication of the first edition in 1994, population growth and increasing development pressures on our coasts have made the need for forward-looking, creative, and sustainable visions for the future even greater. This completely updated and revised edition includes:

  • significantly updated data and statistics including discussions of population and growth trends, federal and state coastal expenditures, disaster assistance expenditures, and damage levels from hurricanes and coastal storms
  • updated legislative and programmatic material, including the Stafford Act and mitigation assistance programs, and changes in the Coastal Zone Management Act
  • expanded coverage of physical and biological attributes and conditions of the coastal zone
  • expanded and updated discussions of innovative local coastal management
  • new chapters on creative coastal design and development and lessons from coastal programs in other countries
An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management, Second Edition is the only available book that addresses the serious coastal trends and pressures in the U.S., assesses the current policy and planning framework, and puts forth a compelling vision for future management and sustainable coastal planning. It is an important resource for undergraduate and graduate students of coastal planning as well as for local and state officials, residents of coastal communities, environmental advocates, developers, and others concerned with coastal issues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559639156
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy Beatley is professor in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. His books include Green Urbanism (Island Press, 2000), The Ecology of Place (Island Press, 1997) and Habitat Conservation Planning (University of Texas Press, 1994).

David J. Brower is research professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and co-author of Catastrophic Coastal Storms (Duke University Press, 1989) and co-editor of Understanding Growth Management (Urban Land Institute, 1989).

Anna K. Schwab is research associate at the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Table of Contents

Acronyms and Abbreviations
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
The Special Nature of Our Coasts 1
The Pressures on the Coastal Zone 3
The Pressures Exerted by Humans 4
The Effects of Human Pressure 6
Public Policy Exacerbates the Pressures 7
Sustaining the Coast: The Overarching Challenge 8
The Rationale for Government Intervention 10
Ch. 2 Understanding the Coastal Environment 13
Defining the Coastal Zone 13
Types of Coastal Landforms 15
Time Scales of Change 16
Coastal Ecosystems 17
Coastal Forces and Processes 30
Coastal Organisms 45
The Great Lakes 46
Conclusions 51
Ch. 3 Coastal Pressures and Critical Management Issues 53
Land Use Patterns and Human Alterations of the Coastal Zone 56
Patterns of Ownership and Control 57
Critical Coastal Management Issues: The Challenge of Sustaining the Coast 63
Conclusions 88
Ch. 4 The Coastal Management Framework 91
Role of State and Local Governments 94
Stakeholders in Coastal Management 96
Conclusions 100
Ch. 5 Federal Coastal Policy 101
Direct Coastal Policy 102
Federal Environmental Policy That Affects the Coast 117
De Facto Coastal Policy 130
Conclusions 131
Ch. 6 State Coastal Management Programs 135
Overview of State Programs 137
State Case Studies 158
The Success of the CZMA 170
Conclusions 171
Ch. 7 Regional Management of Coastal Resources 173
What Is Regional Management? 173
The Watershed Protection Approach 174
Special Area Management Plans 180
The Chesapeake Bay Program 182
The Great Lakes Program 185
The National Estuary Program 188
The National Marine Sanctuary Program 192
The Cape Cod Commission 194
Conclusions 196
Ch. 8 Local Coastal Management 197
Toward Sustainable Coastal Communities 197
Overview of Local Coastal Planning and Management 200
Growth Management: Tools and Techniques 206
Beyond Growth Management: Broader Community Sustainability 233
Impediments and Obstacles to Local Sustainability 244
Conclusions 246
Ch. 9 Creative Coastal Development: Building Sustainably along the Coast 249
Environmentally Sensitive Coastal Development Is Not New 250
Conservation Communities in the Coastal Zone 251
Ecological Site Design 255
Building Ecologically but Profitably 259
Green Buildings in the Coastal Zone 267
New Urbanism in the Coastal Zone 270
Equity and Affordability as Key Elements 272
Redevelopment and Rebuilding: Recycling Coastal Lands 274
Strategies for Promoting Creative Coastal Development 277
Conclusions 280
Ch. 10 Conclusions: Future Directions in U.S. Coastal Management 283
Sustaining the Coast: Looking to the Future 284
A Final Note: Defending a Collaborative Framework for Sustainable Coastal Development 298
Bibliography 299
About the Authors 315
Index 317
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