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The Influence of institutional systems on planning in the coastal zone: experience from England / Wales and Sweden

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  • Jane Taussik
The first part of the 1990s has been marked by greatly increased concern for the natural environment, its resources and its management. It has seen general use of the term `sustainable development’ , the emergence of Agenda 21 as a local initiative internationally, and the creation of the Environment Agency in the UK. This reflects increasing awareness of the importance of the state of the environment to peoples’ well-being and ability to continue enjoying the resources that the Earth can offer. It has also been influenced by events such as the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and the Mississippi floods of 1993. Predicted events, like climate change with its implications for water supply for agriculture, industry and domestic consumption and on sea levels worldwide, are also influential. This concern about the environment has had repercussions on the planning and property professions in the UK, as evidenced by the scope of governmentsponsored research and of planning policy guidance concerned with, for example, nature conservation (DoE, 1994) and achieving sustainable development through land use/transport policy (DoE/DoT, 1994)...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-20
Number of pages12
JournalPlanning Practice and Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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