Cityports, Coastal Zones and Regional Change
Even in the late 20th Century, there remains a complex web of spatial inter-relationships linking port cities and coastal zones. Cityports, Coastal Zones and Regional Change brings together seventeen authors to explore aspects of these inter-relationships. Many of the chapters were first discussed at an intensive British-Italian Seminar held in Venice in 1994 and have subsequently been substantially revised, edited and updated. The essential focus of the book is on the role of port cities in the development and management of the coastal zones within which they are located. There is a strong emphasis on environmental issues, economic diversification and planning. While most of the numerous case studies featured are British or Italian, other areas represented include Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Tropical Africa and North America. An overview of cityports and coastal zones in the context of sustainable development provides a timely and forward looking conclusion, and makes the book ideal for researchers and students of transport geography, urban geography, port studies and coastal zone management worldwide.