Design and Construction of Berm Breakwaters

Author: Jentsje van der Meer,Sigurdur Sigurdarson

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814749621

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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Modern design of berm breakwaters began about thirty years ago. However, to date, there has been a lack of a well-established, formal design methodology on berm breakwaters. The authors Dr Jentsje van der Meer and Sigurdur Sigurdarson combine over 40 years of collective experience working with breakwaters to put forward a design framework in Design and Construction of Berm Breakwaters; covering the science and design practices of berm breakwater structures. The original design consisted of mass armoured berms that reshaped into statically stable S-shaped slopes. The design was adopted in Iceland and eventually led to a development with more stable structures by using available rock sizes, large rock, and more rock gradings than just "small rock (core)" and "large rock (berm)". This more stable and only partly reshaping structure is called the Icelandic-type berm breakwater. Written for researchers and practitioners, the volume consists of chapters on geometrical designs of the berm breakwater cross-section, including berm reshaping and wave overtopping, quarry and project management, as well as blasting and sorting techniques, designs for various wave conditions and available rock classes, and case studies of already constructed berm breakwaters.
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Dynamics Of Coastal Systems (Second Edition)

Author: Dronkers Job

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814725161

Category: Science

Page: 780

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The book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the physical processes which, according to the present state of knowledge, determine the evolution of coastal systems and their response to human interventions. This response depends to a large degree on the self-organising properties of coastal dynamics, which form a leading theme throughout the book. The basic theoretical ideas are explained in text and figures and also in formulas for the more mathematically inclined reader. Theories are illustrated with examples from estuaries, coastal lagoons, beaches and tidal flat systems from all over the world. The rules and simple models can be used directly without relying on complex computations; much attention is given to the strengths and weaknesses of the underlying theories and their limits of applicability. The book is fully self-contained; some knowledge of basic physics and mathematics is recommended. The book is an upgrade of the first edition. Most parts are rewritten and chapters are added to incorporate research results, new insight and experience of the past ten years. This book is intended for everyone interested in coastal systems for professional or educational reasons.
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Theory and Applications of Ocean Surface Waves

(In 2 Volumes)

Author: Chiang C Mei,Michael Aharon Stiassnie,Dick K-P Yue

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9813147202

Category: Science

Page: 1240

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This book set is a revised version of the 2005 edition of Theory and Applications of Ocean Surface Waves. It presents theoretical topics on ocean wave dynamics, including basic principles and applications in coastal and offshore engineering as well as coastal oceanography. Advanced analytical and numerical techniques are demonstrated. In this revised version, five chapters on recent developments in linear and nonlinear aspects have been added. The first is on detailed analyses in Wave/Structure Interactions. The second is a new section on Waves through a Marine Forest, a topic motivated by its possible relevance to tsunami reduction. The third is on Long Waves in Shallow Water and the fourth is an update on Broad-Banded Nonlinear Surface Waves in the Open Sea to include new findings in this topic. The fifth is an expanded chapter on Numerical Simulation of Nonlinear Wave Dynamics to include predictions of nonlinear spectral evolution and rogue wave occurrence and dynamics using large-scale phase-resolved simulations. This revised version also includes recent developments in precorrected-FFT accelerated O(N log N) low- and high-order boundary element methods for the computation of fully nonlinear wave-wave and wave-body interactions. Theory and Applications of Ocean Surface Waves (2016) will be invaluable for graduate students and researchers in coastal and ocean engineering, geophysical fluid dynamicists interested in water waves, and theoretical scientists and applied mathematicians wishing to develop new techniques for challenging problems or to apply techniques existing elsewhere.
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Ocean Surface Waves: Their Physics And Prediction (Third Edition)

Author: Massel Stanislaw Ryszard

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813228393

Category: Science

Page: 800

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This book is an extended and substantially updated edition of the previous book editions published in 1996 and 2013 under the same title. The 3rd edition is a one-volume, modern and comprehensive overview of the current knowledge of regular and random ocean surface waves in deep waters and in coastal zones. Since the previous editions many new theoretical advances have been made in the physical understanding and analytical and numerical treatment of various ocean wave problems. The revisions and supplements demanded by these advances have been substantial, therefore the scope of the book has been extended by adding a new chapter and substantially supplementing others. All chapters of the book have been rewritten to include and describe in detail many new discoveries made since the completion of the previous editions. In this 3rd edition a comprehensive and updated overview of the fundamentals of the regular wave mechanics, as well as the spectral and statistical properties of random waves are given. Except for the updated chapters dedicated to tsunami and extreme waves, a new chapter dealing with other types of impulsive waves starting from rest, are also included. The air-sea interaction processes as well as the last improvements in ocean wave modelling and presently available wave prediction models (WAM, WAVEWATCH III, UMWM, NEMO) are thoroughly discussed and their applications are demonstrated. The review of the present ocean observation methods encompasses the modern sea-truthing, as well as applications of data from presently operating marine satellites. In this revised edition, chapters on the behavior of surface waves in the vegetated environments such as coral reef, mangrove forest, seaweed and seagrass areas are substantially extended and updated to include the last discoveries. The explanations in the book are self-contained and detailed enough to capture the interest of the potential readers and to prompt them to explore the research literature. The list of rapidly growing number of the recent papers on the ocean waves has been extended substantially, up to about 900 titles. Contents: IntroductionInteraction of Surface Waves and WindSpectral Properties of Ocean WavesStatistical Properties of Ocean WavesProperties of Breaking WavesPrediction of Waves in Deep WaterPrediction of Waves in Shallow WaterRogue WavesWave Motion Starting from Rest: TsunamiWave Motion Starting from Rest: Other ExamplesWaves at Coral Reefs and IslandsWaves in Vegetated CoastsWave-induced Pressure and Flow in a Porous BottomWave Observations and Long-term StatisticsWave Measurement TechniquesData Processing and Simulation Techniques Readership: Graduate students, professionals and researchers, including marine research specialist, in ocean and coastal engineering and oceanography. Keywords: Ocean Wave Physics;Wave Mathematical Principles;Spectral Analysis of Waves;Statistics of Observed Waves;Wave Numerical Modelling;Waves in Vegetated Coasts;Extreme WavesReview: Key Features: The book presents a comprehensive, broad-scope and modern one-volume study of the ocean surface wavesAll subjects are presented with the aim of demonstrating the close link between ocean physics and wave predictions, as well as ocean engineeringThe book includes recent achievements published in languages other than English, such as Russian and Polish, with very extensive list of references encompassing more than 900 titles
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Coastal Structures 2003

Proceedings of the Conference, August 26-30, 2003, Portland, Oregon

Author: Jeffrey A. Melby

Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers

ISBN: 9780784407332

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1354

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Results from new and ongoing research into all aspects of coastal structures were presented by the international community at the Coastal Structures 2003 conference held in Portland, Oregon, August 26-30, 2003. This proceedings contains 110 papers that present the state of knowledge and practice in coastal structure design, construction, and maintenance. The papers are divided into the following sections: (1) rubble mound coastal structures; (2) composite, vertical walled, and other coastal structures; (3) wave run-up and overtopping; (4) waves and structures; (5) shore protection; and (6) case studies. Special topics focus on general design, life-cycle or performance-based design, wave run-up and overtopping results related to the CLASH research program, and wave and current hydrodynamics in and around structures and innovative shore protection structures. Coastal engineers will find a wide range of design guidance, practical experience, and innovative solutions discussed within these papers.
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Handbook of Coastal and Ocean Engineering

Author: Young C. Kim

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812819304

Category: Science

Page: 1163

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This handbook contains a comprehensive compilation of topics that are at the forefront of many of the technical advances in ocean waves, coastal, and ocean engineering. More than 70 internationally recognized authorities in the field of coastal and ocean engineering have contributed articles on their areas of expertise to this handbook. These international luminaries are from highly respected universities and renowned research and consulting organizations from all over the world. This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of shallow-water waves, water level fluctuations, coastal and offshore structures, port and harbors, coastal sediment processes, environmental problems, coastal hazards, physical modeling, and other issues in coastal and ocean engineering. It is an essential reference for professionals and researchers in the areas of coastal engineering, ocean engineering, oceanography, and meteorology, as well as an invaluable text for graduate students in these fields. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Wave Setup (2,255 KB). Chapter 2: Wavemaker Theories (607 KB). Contents: Shallow-Water Waves: Wave Setup (Robert G Dean and Todd L Walton ); Wavemaker Theories ( Robert T Hudspeth and Ronald B Guenther ); Analyses by the Melnikov Method of Damped Parametrically Excited Cross Waves (Ronald B Guenther and Robert T Hudspeth); Random Wave Breaking and Nonlinearity Evolution Across the Surf Zone (Yoshimi Goda); Aeration and Bubbles in the Surf Zone (Nobuhito Mori, Shohachi Kakuno and Daniel T Cox); Freak Wave (Nobuhito Mori); Short-Term Wave Statistics (Akira Kimura); Water-Level Fluctuations: Generation and Prediction of Seiches in Rotterdam Harbor Basins (Martijn P C de Jong and Jurjen A Battjes); Seiches and Harbor Oscillations (Alexander B Rabinovich); Finite Difference Model for Practical Simulation of Distant Tsunamis (Sung Bum Yoon); Coastal Structures: Tsunami-Induced Forces on Structures ( Ioan Nistor, Dan Palermo, Younes Nouri, Tad S Murty and Murat Saatcioglu); Nonconventional Wave Damping Structures (Hocine Oumeraci); Wave Interaction with Breakwaters Including Perforated Walls (Kyung-Duck Suh); Prediction of Overtopping (Jentsje van der Meer, Tim Pullen, William Allsop, Tom Bruce, Holger Schttrumpf and Andreas Kortenhaus); Wave Run-Up and Wave Overtopping at Armored Rubble Slopes and Mounds (Holger Schttrumpf, Jentsje van der Meer, Andreas Kortenhaus, Tom Bruce and Leopoldo Franco ); Wave Overtopping at Vertical and Steep Structures (Tom Bruce, Jentsje van der Meer, Tim Pullen and W Allsop); Surf Parameters for the Design of Coastal Structures (Dong Hoon Yoo); Development of Caisson Breakwater Design Based on Failure Experiences (Shigeo Takahashi); Design of Alternative Revetments ( Krystian W Pilarczyk ); Remarks on Coastal Stabilization and Alternative Solutions (Krystian Pilarczyk); Geotextile Sand Containers for Shore Protection (Hocine Oumeraci and Juan Recio); Low Crested Breakwaters (Alberto Lamberti and Barbara Zanuttigh ); Hydrodynamic Behavior of Net Cages in the Open Sea ( Yu-Cheng Li ); Offshore Structures: State of Offshore Structure Development and Design Challenges (Subrata Chakrabarti); Ports and Harbors: Computer Modeling for Harbor Planning and Design (Jiin-Jen Lee and Xiuying Xing); Prediction of Squat for Underkeel Clearance ( Michael J Briggs, Marc Vantorre, Klemens Uliczka and Pierre Debaillon); Coastal Sediment Processes: Wave-Induced Resuspension of Fine Sediment (Mamta Jain and Ashish J Mehta); Suspended Sand and Bedload Transport on Beaches (Nobuhisa Kobayashi, Andres Payo and Bradley D Johnson); Headland-Bay Beaches for Recreation and Shore Protection (John Rong-Chung Hsu, Melissa Meng-Jiuan Yu, Fang-Chun Lee and Richard Silvester); Beach Nourishment (Robert G Dean and Julie D Rosati); Engineering of Tidal Inlets and Morphologic Consequences (Nicholas C Kraus); Environmental Problems: Water and Nutrients Flow in the Enclosed Bays (Yukio Koibuchi & Masahiko Isobe ); Sustainable Coastal Development: Socioeconomic and Environmental Risk in Coastal and Ocean Engineering ( Miguel A Losada Rodr guez, Asuncion Baquerizo, Miquel Ortega-Sinchez, Juan M Santiago and Elena Sinchez-Badorrey); Utilization of the Coastal Area ( Hwung-Hweng Hwung ); Coastal Hazards: Ocean Wave Climates: Trends and Variations Due to Earth''s Changing Climate (Paul D Komar, Jonathan C Allan and Peter Ruggiero); Sea Level Rise: Major Implications to Coastal Engineering and Coastal Management (Lesley Ewing); Sea Level Rise and Coastal Erosion (Marcel J F Stive, Roshanka Ranasinghe and Peter J Cowell); Coastal Flooding: Analysis and Assessment of Risk (Panayotis Prinos and Panagiota Galiatsatou); Physical Modeling: Physical Modeling of Tsunami Waves (Michael J Briggs, Harry Yeh and Daniel T Cox); Laboratory Simulation of Waves (Etienne P D Mansard and Michael D Miles); Coastal Engineering Practice and Education: Perspective on Coastal Engineering Practice and Education ( J William Kamphuis ). Readership: Graduate students, researchers and professionals in coastal and ocean engineering, oceanography and meteorology."
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Breakwaters and Closure Dams

Author: Kees d'Angremond,F. van Roode

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203401347

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Breakwaters and closure dams belong to the most spectacular hydraulic structures. They are exposed to the most severe loading by waves and currents, either during their construction, or during their life cycle. Design and construction of these structures are so vitally interrelated that a proper understanding requires a thorough knowledge of the theory and a proper understanding of practical matters. This book offers an essential, integrated combination of theory and practice to the graduate student. Beginning with a description of the functional requirements, it discusses the relevant theory and shows the application of experience and theoretical knowledge to the design.
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Berm Breakwaters

Unconventional Rubble-mound Breakwaters

Author: D. H. Willis,W. F. Baird,Orville T. Magoon

Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 284

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Coastal Structures 2011

(In 2 Volumes)

Author: Shigeo Takahashi,Masahiko Isobe,Nobuhisa Kobayashi,Ken-ichiro Shimosako

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814412228

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1592

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Coastal Structures are undergoing renewal and innovation to better serve the needs of our society, from environmental co-existence and habitat enhancement to risk management. The CSt2011 conference is the sixth in a series that highlights coastal disaster preparedness and ocean utilization in a changing climate. The conferences have frequently yielded milestone works and highly cited references in the field. Contents:Volume 1:THESEUS-Coastal Risks in a Changing ClimateSea Level RiseWave Overtopping SimulatorCoastal Structure ProjectNumerical SimulationsOcean EnergyRubble Mound & Berm BreakwatersMovable StructuresWave-Structure InteractionWave ForceWave Runup and OvertoppingRubble Mound Breakwater & Wave TransmissionProbabilistic Design & Life Cycle EvaluationWave & Vertical Breakwater InteractionVolume 2:Artificial BlocksStability of BlocksNumerical ModelingNumerical Wave-Structure InteractionWave-Seabed-Structure InteractionCoastal EnvironmentStorm DisasterDesign Wave & Storm SurgeGeotextile & Concrete MattressConstruction & RehabilitationCase StudiesTsunami Wave ForceTsunami Prevention MeasuresTsunami Simulation & ObservationShore ProtectionErosion & Sediment TransportGeotechnical DesignPoster Sessions Readership: Graduates and researcher in coastal engineering, ocean engineering, civil engineering and environmental engineering.Keywords:Coastal Structure;Storm;Tsunami;Coastal Disaster;Ocean EnergyKey Features:Multidisciplinary topics from coastal disaster prevention to ocean energy utilizationNewest research results at the forefront of the fieldMany world-reknowned authors
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Probabilistic Design Tools for Vertical Breakwaters

Author: Hocine Oumeraci,A. Kortenhaus,W. Allsop,M. de Groot,R. Crouch,H. Vrijling,H. Voortman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789058092496

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

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This work describes the key results of the European research project called PROVERBS to develop and implement probability-based methods for the design of monolithic coastal structures and breakwaters subject to sea wave attacks. The issues treated include the hydrodynamic, geotechnical and structural processes involved in the wave-structure-foundation interactions and in the associated failure mechanisms.
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Coastal Sediments '07

Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, May 13-17, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana

Author: Nicholas C. Kraus,Julie Dean Rosati

Publisher: ASCE Publications

ISBN: 0784409269

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2528

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Coastal Sediments '07 presents leading-edge research gathered at the 6th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes, held May 13-17, 2007 in New Orleans, Louisiana. This technical specialty conference was devoted to the physical aspects of sediment processes in coastal and inlet environments.The three volume conference proceedings contains over 190 papers that emphasize the long-term consequences of coastal morphology and explore coastal sediment processes from the micro to regional scale. Coastal Sediments '07 offers practical engineering solutions through use of case studies focusing on beach, channel, and coastal inlets.
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Ports 2010

Building on the Past, Respecting the Future

Author: Thomas Ward,Bruce I. Ostbo

Publisher: ASCE Publications

ISBN: 9780784473382

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1393

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Proceedings of the 12th Triennial International Conference, held in Jacksonville, Florida, April 25-28, 2010. Sponsored by Ports and Harbors Committee of the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of ASCE. This collection contains 142 papers that share technological advances related to the development of port and harbor facilities. Topics include: environmental protection: innovative port programs, habitat and wildlife, coping with contaminants; port planning and operations: facility maintenance and management, master planning and inland links, master planning; terminal planning and design, container terminals: automated, U.S., foreign; terminal planning and design: energy and RO/RO terminals, small craft & recreation, military & cruise; navigation and waterways: widening and deepening, beneficial reuse, modeling and simulation, sediment management; engineering analysis, structural: seismic, durability, military facilities, piers, docks, and wharves; engineering analysis, coastal and extreme: seismic, coastal/waves, breakwaters, harbors; engineering analysis: dredge materials, navigation works, geotechnical, what lies beneath; port infrastructure: power, corrosion, pavement, foundations; equipment and systems: automation and new technology, novel approaches, development technique; and project development: finance and information.
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Beach Nourishment and Protection

Author: Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Marine Board

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309052904

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 1671

Many coastal communities have built structures at their beaches and added quantities of sand in contoured designs to combat erosion. Are such beach nourishment projects technically and economically sound? Or are they nothing more than building sand castles, as critics claim? Beach Nourishment and Protection provides a sound technical basis for decisionmaking, with recommendations regarding the utility of beach nourishment, the appropriate role of federal agencies, responsibility for cost, design methodology, and other issues. This volume Examines the economic and social role of beaches, the history of beach nourishment projects, and management strategies for shore protection. Discusses the role of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies, with a close-up look at the federal flood insurance program. Explores the state of the art in project design and prediction of outcomes, including the controversy over the use of traditional and nontraditional shore protection devices. Addresses what is known about the environmental impacts of beach nourishment. Identifies what outcomes should be targeted for continued monitoring by project officials. Beach Nourishment and Protection provides insight into the technical, economic, environmental, and policy implications of beach nourishment and protection, with examples and suggested research directions.
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Construction Health and Safety in Coastal and Maritime Engineering

Author: Ian Cruickshank,Stephen Cork

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727733450

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 162

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This major new book has been produced to cover best practice in safety management of coastal and maritime design and construction work. The publication identifies and analyses the principal causes of accidents in the coastal and maritime engineering sector, and contains relevant guidelines for good practice to assist all stakeholders to understand and address the real safety risk issues and promote best practice in the coastal and maritime engineering sector.
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Low Cost Shore Protection

A Guide for Engineers and Contractors

Author: U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

Publisher: University Press of the Pacific

ISBN: 9781410215024

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 180

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The purpose of this book is to familiarize engineers and contractors with various established methods of low cost shore protection. It is written for the individual who is knowledgeable in general civil engineering design and construction, but not a specialist in coastal engineering or shoreline protection. The methods described in this book are usually appropriate for use only in sheltered waters. That is, they are generally not intended for open coast sites where they would be exposed to the undiminished attack of large oceanic waves.
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Construction of Prestressed Concrete Structures

Author: Ben C. Gerwick, Jr.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471181132

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 616

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Methods and practices for constructing sophisticated prestressed concrete structures. Construction of Prestressed Concrete Structures, Second Edition, provides the engineer or construction contractor with a complete guide to the design and construction of modern, high-quality concrete structures. This highly practicable new edition of Ben C. Gerwick's classic guide is expanded and almost entirely rewritten to reflect the dramatic developments in materials and techniques that have occurred over the past two decades. The first of the book's two sections deals with materials and techniques for prestressed concrete, including the latest recipes for high-strength and durable concrete mixes, new reinforcing materials and their placement patterns, modern prestressing systems, and special techniques such as lightweight concrete and composite construction. The second section covers application to buildings; bridges; pilings; and marine structures, including offshore platforms, floating structures, tanks, and containments. Special subjects such as cracking and corrosion, repair and strengthening of existing structures, and construction in remote areas are presented in the final chapters. For engineers and construction contractors involved in any type of prestressed concrete construction, this book enables the effective implementation of advanced structural concepts and their economical and reliable translation into practice.
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Planning for Coastal Resilience

Best Practices for Calamitous Times

Author: Timothy Beatley

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610911429

Category: Architecture

Page: 200

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Climate change is predicted to increase the frequency and magnitude of coastal storms around the globe, and the anticipated rise of sea levels will have enormous impact on fragile and vulnerable coastal regions. In the U.S., more than 50% of the population inhabits coastal areas. In Planning for Coastal Resilience, Tim Beatley argues that, in the face of such threats, all future coastal planning and management must reflect a commitment to the concept of resilience. In this timely book, he writes that coastal resilience must become the primary design and planning principle to guide all future development and all future infrastructure decisions. Resilience, Beatley explains, is a profoundly new way of viewing coastal infrastructure—an approach that values smaller, decentralized kinds of energy, water, and transport more suited to the serious physical conditions coastal communities will likely face. Implicit in the notion is an emphasis on taking steps to build adaptive capacity, to be ready ahead of a crisis or disaster. It is anticipatory, conscious, and intentional in its outlook. After defining and explaining coastal resilience, Beatley focuses on what it means in practice. Resilience goes beyond reactive steps to prevent or handle a disaster. It takes a holistic approach to what makes a community resilient, including such factors as social capital and sense of place. Beatley provides case studies of five U.S. coastal communities, and “resilience profiles” of six North American communities, to suggest best practices and to propose guidelines for increasing resilience in threatened communities.
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