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Users expectations and the need for differential beach management frameworks along the Costa Brava: Urban vs. natural protected beaches

Author
Lozoya, J.; Sarda, R.; Jimenez, J.A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Land use policy
Date of publication
2014-05
Volume
38
First page
397
Last page
414
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2013.12.001 Open in new window
URL
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264837713002627 Open in new window
Abstract
Beaches are social-ecological systems where plainly physical, ecological, social and economic dimensions interact, providing several functions and services leading to improved human well-being. Although these systems can provide several protective, recreational and natural functions, only recreation has been traditionally prioritized by managers. This has led to the homogenization of beach management practices, which are poorly adapted to beach settings and beach users. While public participatio...
Keywords
Beach management, COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT, Costa Brava, Differential management, ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT, ICZM, MEDITERRANEAN BEACHES, PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS, QUALITY, SERVICES, SPAIN, TOURISM, Users' opinions, WALES
Group of research
LIM/UPC - Maritime Engineering Laboratory

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