Coastal zones represent a frontline in the battle for sustainability, as coastal communities face unprecedented economic challenges. Coastal ecosystems are subject to overuse, loss of resilience and increased vulnerability. This book aims to interrogate the multi- scalar complexities in creating a more sustainable coastal zone. Sustainability transitions are geographical processes, which happen in situated, particular places. However, much contemporary discussion of transition is either aspatial or based on implicit assumptions about spatial homogeneity. This book addresses these limitations through an examination of socio- technological transitions with an explicitly spatial focus in the context of the coastal zone.
The book begins by focusing on theoretical understandings of transition processes specific to the coastal zone and includes detailed empirical case studies. The second half of the book appraises governance initiatives in coastal zones and their efficacy. The authors conclude with an implicit theme of social and environmental justice in coastal sustainability transitions.
Research will be of interest to practitioners, academics and decision- makers active in the sphere of coastal sustainability. The multi- disciplinary nature encourages accessibility for individuals working in the fields of Economic Geography, Regional Development, Public Policy and Planning, Environmental Studies, Social Geography and Sociology.
1 Introduction (Patrick Heidkamp and John Morrissey) PART I: THEORY AND METHODS 2 A Transitions Perspective on Coastal Sustainability (Morrissey. J.E. and C.P. Heidkamp) 3 Barriers, Limits and Limitations to Resilience (Robin Leichenko, Melanie McDermott, Ekaterina Bezborodko) 4 Exploring transition pathways as an alternative approach for the integrated management of Irish estuaries and coasts (Christina Kelly, Geraint Ellis and Wesley Flannery) 5 Catalysing transitions through the informational governance of climate change advocacy: Using Web 2.0 in the surfing world (Gregory Borne, Dom Clarke) 6 Cultivating diverse values by rethinking blue economy in New Zealand (Nicholas Lewis) PART II: EMPIRICAL APPROACHES 7 Participatory processes for implementation in Aotearoa New Zealand’s multi-use/user marine spaces? Unacknowledged and unaddressed issues (Richard Le Heron, Paula Blackett, June Logie, Dan Hikuroa, Erena Le Heron, Alison Greenaway, Bruce Glavovic, Kate Davies, Will Allen, Carolyn Lundquist) 8 Transition Management in Coastal Agriculture – Evidence from the German Dairy Industry (Oliver Klein, Christine Tamásy) 9 They sow the wind and reap bioenergy – Implications of the German energy transition on coastal communities in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (P. Michael Link, Jürgen Scheffran, Kesheng Shu) 10 Considering social carrying capacity in the context of sustainable ecological aquaculture (Teresa R. Johnson, Samuel P. Hanes) 11 Deltas in transition – climate change, land use and migration in coastal Bangladesh (Boris Braun, Amelie Bernzen) PART III: APPLIED MANAGEMENT 12 Coastal Sediment Management as a Response to Intensifying Storms and Sea Level Rise: A Case Study (James Tait, Ryan Orlowski, Jessica Brewer, Matthew D. Miller) 13 Data & Policy Scale Mismatch in Coastal Systems: the potential of μUAS as new tools for monitoring coastal resilience (Scott M. Graves) 14 Scale mismatches: old friends, and new seascapes in a planning regime (Alexander, K.A. and M. Graziano) 15 The varying economic impacts of Marine Spatial Planning across different geographical scales: a Q methodology study (Madeleine Gustavsson, Karyn Morrissey) 16 Steps towards the sustainable management of sediment in ports and harbours (Polrot, A.K.G., Kirby, J.R., Birkett, J.W., Jenkinson, I. and Sharples, G.P.) 17 The human geographies of coastal sustainability transitions (Stephen Axon) PART IV: SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE 18 Coastal Environmental Vulnerability: Sustainability & Fisher livelihoods in Mumbai, (India Hemantkumar A. Chouhan, D. Parthasarathy, Sarmishtha Pattanaik) 19 Creative and constrained hybridizations in subarctic Inuit communities: communal fishery development in Nunatsiavut, Canada (Paul Foley, Charles Mather, Natalya Dawe and Jamie Snook) 20 Tourism in The Coastal Zone: Livelihoods and Opportunity for Youth in Dominica (Kristin Weis, Catherine Chambers, Patrick J. Holladay) CONCLUSION Outlook for Coastal Transitions (Heidkamp, C.P. and J. E. Morrissey)