Development and Use of the Coast

  • How the coast can be developed
  • Consequences of development
  • Graph illustrating the relationship between coastal development and land availability over time
  • Compatibility matrix for coastal tourism and recreation
  • Key definitions: Sustainability and stakeholders
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AS Geography 16th May 2010
Coasts Revision
Development and use of the coast
Development is about exploiting resources
Land is a resource
It's supply can be increased artificially by reclamation (Good solution Tokyo Bay
but expensive)
Until demand begins to exceed supply, the competition for land is usually
resolved by sharing out land among competing users
Those who can pay most end up occupying the sites that suit them best
Consequences of development:
o Less land available makes competition into conflict
o Decline in scenic value
o Industry causes pollution
o Overcrowding
o Ecosystem/habitat loss
GRAPH TO ILLUSTRATE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DEVELOPMENT AND
LAND AVAILABILITY OVER TIME
COMPETITION
Economic activities such as tourism, heavy industry, agriculture and fishing
compete for coastal space
The expansion of these and other activities is likely to adversely affect both
wildlife and scenic appeal of stretches of coastline.
Competition for land often results in conflict.
Chris Cartwright

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AS Geography 16th May 2010
Coasts Revision
COMPATIBILITY MATRIX FOR COASTAL TOURISM AND RECREATION
KEY DEFINITIONS
Sustainability: Using and managing resources today without compromising future
generations use of those resources
Stakeholders: Groups or organisations that have an interest in the development or
outcomes of a particular project.…read more

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