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Coastal Towns in Transition

Local Perceptions of Landscape Change

Authors: Green, Raymond James

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  • Based on extensive primary research with diverse members of the public
  • Analyses small coastal towns specifically, but is relevant for a wider context
  • In-depth look at place character in light of globalisation and development trends
  • Makes normative recommendations about what might be done to make things better
  • Contains considerable graphic material
  • Based on up-to-date research involving contemporary issues
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Many coastal areas around the world are experiencing dramatic landscape changes as a result of increased tourism development and the "sea change phenomenon" – the migration of affluent urbanites to small coastal towns seeking beautiful, natural surroundings. In response to these changes local residents in these places often complain that the distinctive character of their towns and/or individual neighborhoods is being lost or degraded. Coastal Towns in Transition looks at how changes due to unsympathetic development of the built environment and modification of the natural landscape are perceived to negatively impact on the character of small coastal towns. The book explores the concept of town character, and associated notions of sense of place, genius loci and place identity, as conceptualised by local residents in several coastal town communities along Australia’s Great Ocean Road. Findings of a four-year study involving over 1800 respondents from these communities are used to explore theoretical and methodological issues associated with the assessment of place character in the context of coastal towns that are experiencing rapid environmental change.

This book will be of interest to planners and environmental designers, as well as scholars in both landscape studies and social science and planning fields who are interested in the sustainable development of coastal areas. The case studies and associated planning and design strategies, together with the bibliography of selected relevant literature, will provide an invaluable reference for these scholars.

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“Coastal towns in transition will be of interest to all those involved in landscape change management and conservation of town character. … The most significant contribution of this work lies in its combination of methods, complementary data sets and analysis. Although the outcomes are of interest to planning practitioners, it is most likely that, due to their complexity, the methods will be used by academics or researchers in the fields of planning, social science, and landscape studies in collaboration with local planning practitioners.” (Jiska de Groot, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 19 (3), 2012)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coastal Towns in Transition
Book Subtitle
Local Perceptions of Landscape Change
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Distribution Rights
Exclusive distribution rights for Australia and New Zealand: CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, VIC, Australia.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6887-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6887-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6886-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 174
Additional Information
Jointly published with CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, VIC, Australia.
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