Managing Growth in Florida: Focus on the Coast

by Donna R. Christie, Florida State Univ, Tallahassee, FL, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87

Abstract: Management of the Florida's phenomenal growth and protection of the coasts became an issue of major public concern in Florida in the mid-1980s. The legislative response to this call for management of growth in the state was an integrated package of legislation that reflected the special importance of managing coastal development. The State and Regional Planning Act of 1984, the State Comprehensive Plan, the Growth Management Act of 1985, and the Coastal Protection Act of 1985 provided for planning for coastal resources management at the state, regional, and local levels, regulation of coastal development, and stricter control of state spending in coastal areas.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Resource management | Legislation | Public opinions | Environmental issues | North America | Florida | United States

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