Municipal Harbor Management Plans—A Solution for the 1990's

by James M. Sempere, Cambridge Systematics, Inc, Cambridge, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91


The concept and application of the Municipal Harbor Management Plan (MHMP) is one borne out of the Federal Coastal Zone Management Program. Harbor management, as a planning 'genre', actively began in the late 1970's. Having gathered momentum in the 1980's, harbor management is poised as a significant municipal planning tool for the 90's and beyond. It is not the intent of this paper to discuss the mechanics of how a MHMP is developed or carried out as this process has been adequately covered by others. Rather, this paper will review how the MHMP fits into the overall context of harbor management through a discussion of approaches, objectives and successes. This will be accomplished through a review of the following topics: 1) MHMP's - Context and Definitions; 2) MHMP's - Objectives and Products; 3) Applications of the MHMP - Case Examples; 4) Trends for the 1990's. 5) Summary Conclusions

Subject Headings: Local government | Ports and harbors | Coastal management | Federal government | Terminology and definition | Case studies | Urban development | Navigation (geomatic)

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