1st Edition

Regulating Coastal Zones International Perspectives on Land Management Instruments

Edited By Rachelle Alterman, Cygal Pellach Copyright 2021
    456 Pages 88 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    456 Pages 88 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Regulating Coastal Zones addresses the knowledge gap concerning the legal and regulatory challenges of managing land in coastal zones across a broad range of political and socio-economic contexts.

    In recent years, coastal zone management has gained increasing attention from environmentalists, land use planners, and decision-makers across a broad spectrum of fields. Development pressures along coasts such as high-end tourism projects, luxury housing, ports, energy generation, military outposts, heavy industry, and large-scale enterprise compete with landscape preservation and threaten local history and culture. Leading experts present fifteen case studies among advanced-economy countries, selected to represent three groups of legal contexts: signatories to the 2008 Mediterranean ICZM Protocol, parties to the 2002 EU Recommendation on Integrated Coastal Zone Management, and the USA and Australia.

    This book is the first to address the legal-regulatory aspects of coastal land management from a systematic cross-national comparative perspective. By including both successful and less-effective strategies, it aims to inform professionals, graduate students, policy makers, and NGOs of the legal and socio-political challenges as well as the better practices from which others could learn.

    1. Introduction: Rationale, objectives, and method of comparative analysis
    2. Rachelle Alterman and Cygal Pellach; Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

      Part I: Framing

    3. Global challenges to coastal land management
    4. International Dimension of Coastal Laws and Policy
    5. Rachelle Alterman and Cygal Pellach; Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

      Part II: Country Reports


      Group 1: Mediterranean Countries (signatories to the Barcelona ICZM Protocol)

    6. Spain
    7. Marta Lora-Tamayo, National University of Distance Education, Spain

      Pablo Molina, Garrigues law firm, Catalonia, Spain

    8. France
    9. Loic Prieur, Paris-Sorbonne University, France

    10. Italy
    11. Enzo Falco, Gran Sasso Science Institute, Italy

      Angela Barbanente, Politecnico di Bari, Italy

    12. Malta
    13. Kurt Xerri, Universitat Rovira I Virgili (Public University of Tarragona), Catalonia, Spain

    14. Slovenia
    15. Naja Marot, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

    16. Greece
    17. Evangelia Balla, Scientific Council of the Hellenic Cadastre S.A., Greece

      Georgia Giannakourou, University of Athens, Greece

    18. Turkey
    19. Fatma Unsal, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey

    20. Israel
    21. Dafna Carmon, Ben Gurion University and Tel Aviv University, Israel

      Group 2: Non-Mediterranean European Countries

    22. Portugal
    23. Paulo Correia, University of Lisbon, Portugal

      Ines Calor, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

    24. UK/Ireland
    25. Linda McElduff, Ulster University, Northern Ireland

    26. Netherlands
    27. Pieter Jong, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

      Hendrik van Sandick, Practicing Lawyer, CITY, Netherlands (Formerly with the Dutch Planning Ministry)

    28. Denmark
    29. Helle Teger Anker, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

    30. Germany
    31. Eva Schachter, Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, Germany

      Group 3: Other major OECD Countries

    32. USA
    33. Dan Tarlock, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, USA

    34. Australia
    35. Nicole Gurran, University of Sydney, Australia


      Part III: Comparative Analysis and cross-learning

    36. Similarities and differences in the laws, plans and implementation across countries
    37. Evaluation and transferability: What can countries learn from each other?
    38. Rachelle Alterman and Cygal Pellach; Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

    39. Conclusions: Global challenges for coordinated coastal policies and regulations

    Rachelle Alterman and Cygal Pellach; Technion – Israel Institute of Technology 


    Rachelle Alterman is Professor (emerita) of urban planning and law at the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology and Senior Researcher at the Neaman Institute for National Policy Research. She heads the Laboratory on Comparative Planning Law and Property Rights (PLPR). Alterman is the founding president of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights. Her research interests include comparative planning law and land use regulation, comparative land policy and property rights, housing policy, and implementation of public policy. She is highly published and cited. For her pioneering contribution to the field, she was awarded Honorary Member status by the Association of European Schools of Planning (among only six awarded this distinction, and the only non-European), and has been selected as one of 16 global "leaders in planning thought" whose academic autobiographies have recently been published in the book Encounters in Planning Thought (Routledge, 2017).

    Cygal Pellach holds a Bachelor of Planning from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and a MSc in Urban and Regional Planning from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. She is currently completing a doctoral degree, also at the Technion, under Rachelle Alterman’s supervision. Between her MSc and her PhD studies, Cygal served as the team leader in the EU-funded research project, Mare Nostrum, headed by Alterman. Prior to embarking on an academic path, Cygal garnered five years’ experience in urban planning practice, working in private consultancy in Melbourne (VIC), Australia.

    "Alterman and Pellach have created an important book that provides up-to-date knowledge of current practices infused with a comparative analysis of coastal regulation across the globe. 
    Considering the shortcomings related to implementation of the normative aspects of the well-known ICZM, this edited book fills a significant gap and makes an essential investigative contribution.
    The editors provide much needed information about regulatory practices, complementing research on the normative aspects of ICZM.  This updates earlier seminal works, provides a fresh (and somewhat unconventional) look and thus adds significantly to current scholarship in the field. I fully endorse this book as indispensable for myriad scholars and practitioners."
    -- Michelle Portman PhD, Author of Environmental Planning for Oceans and Coasts:  Methods, Tools, Technologies. Associate Professor, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
    Vice Dean for Students Affairs, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning


    "Coastal systems and cultures are necessarily unique, but many of the conflicts over how to live within and use them are universal, and the need for effective ways to reconcile those conflicts is increasingly pressing. This collection and synthesis of cross-national scholarly reflections contributes greatly to our understanding of what is unique and what is universal across both settings and cultures. It provides insights that are grounded in the real-world challenges of both crafting and implementing effective solutions, and that are uniquely valuable in their comparative perspective."
    -- Richard K. Norton, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan