American Society of Civil Engineers

Urban Beaches: Balancing Public Rights and Private Development

by Lesley Ewing, (editor), Thomas Herrington, (editor), and Orville Magoon, (editor)
Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI)
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-0682-3 / 0-7844-0682-0 (print), 2003, ix 91 pp., (doi:, ill., 22 cm., Includes bibliographical references and index.     (Barcode: RMI MK31511)

Conference information: Fourth Annual Northeast Shore and Beach Preservation Association Conference (NSBPA); October 24-26, 2001, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, United States

ASCE sponsor: Coast, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings
Abstract: Proceedings of a symposium, Urban Beaches 2001, at the fourth annual Northeast Shore and Beach Preservation Association Conference, held in Hoboken, New Jersey, October 24-26, 2001. Sponsored by the Costal Zone Foundation; Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and River Institute of ASCE. Supported by Northeast Shore and Beach Preservation Association; New Jersey Grant; New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium; Stevens Institute of Technology. This collection contains 9 papers directed at the development of public and private partnerships in urban shoreline restoration and efforts from Boston to Hawaii to Europe. Papers consider the challenges and opportunities for developing urban shorelines and focus on balancing public rights and private development along urban waterfronts. Conflicts and opportunities among recreational uses of urban coasts are also examined. Descriptions of two success stories—Coney Island, New York and the Chicago Lake Front—are provided.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Urban areas
Shore protection
Private sector
Public welfare
United States

Library of Congress Call Number:  HT392.N67
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Coastal zone management--United States--Congresses
Shore protection--United States--Congresses
Beaches--United States--Congresses
Urban renewal--United States--Congresses