Evaluating local coastal zone land use planning capacities in California

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Abstract

Local jurisdictions' coastal zone land use plans play an important role in protecting critical coastal resources and ensuring coastal communities' sustainable development. This study extends the previous national and regional measurement systems to local coastal zone land use planning. This study evaluates 46 California local jurisdictions' coastal zone land use plans and analyzes the factors influencing local coastal zone land use planning capacities. The descriptive results show that planning quality varied widely in scope and content, and did not fully utilize available coastal management tools and mechanisms to influence local development patterns. The regression results further highlight the influence of planning capacity, public participation, environmental sensitivity, and contextual characteristics. Six policy recommendations are provided to improve local coastal zone land use planning capacities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)544-555
Number of pages12
JournalOcean and Coastal Management
Volume51
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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