Land Use Planning and HSGT Station Development: The Maglev Grand Terminal/International Drive Experience
In 1996, the Future arrives in Orange County, Florida. It is the ribbon cutting ceremony for the high-tech, high-speed ground transportation magnetic levitation train, connecting the Orlando...

Maglev Utilization of Interstate Highway and Railroad Rights-of-Way
Government officials and transportation industry experts have proposed that existing highway and railroad rights-of-way could be utilized effectively to host maglev guideway route alignments....

Condemnation & Florida's Rapid Rail Transportation
High Speed Rail Transportation Projects, (HSRT) whether initiated by private interests or government, almost always require the use of eminent domain proceedings or the threat of eminent...

Local, State and Federal Approvals in Developing High Speed Rail Systems in the U.S.
The implementation of high speed ground transportation systems in the United States will require numerous reviews and approvals at the local, state and federal levels. It is important...

Depositional Sediment on Intertidal Marshes Near Terrebonne Bay and Atchafalaya Bay, Louisiana
The net transport of inorganic sediment through tidal bayous and dispersal into adjacent marsh systems are considered important contribution to marsh accretion. Marsh habitats are dependent...

Processes Affecting Coastal Wetland Loss in the Louisiana Deltaic Plain
Nowhere are the problems of coastal wetland loss more serious and dramatic than in the Mississippi River deltaic plain region of south-central Louisiana. In that area, rates of shoreline...

Marsh Submergence vs. Marsh Accretion: Interpreting Accretion Deficit Data in Coastal Louisiana
The apparent imbalance between relative sea-level rise and vertical marsh accretion is frequently cited as a major factor in the problem of wetland loss in Louisiana. Rates of relative...

State Planning Mandates and Coastal Management
This paper examines the impacts of state requirements for local comprehensive plans on local governments' management of coastal development. Comparison of local plans, planners' commitment...

Duck Soup: Resolving Resource Conflicts at Rush Ranch
Land use conflicts are intensifying as population grows and habitat shrinks. Differences between duck hunters, cattle ranchers, bird watchers and a half dozen state and local agencies...

Subsidence Properties of Holocene Sediments: S. La.
As part of a comprehensive USGS-sponsored study of processes that drive subsidence and wetland loss in south Louisiana, two continuously cored deep borings (60 m and 72 m) were acquired...

Method for Understanding the Characteristics of Coastal Zones from Historical and Geographical Viewpoints
Through this model investigation of the Miura Peninsula, it was found that collection of various kinds of coastal zone geographical information in the format of a CZCT is useful for understanding...

Dock Master Planning in Coastal South Carolina
The rising population of coastal South Carolina has lead to an increasing demand for water access structures such as private docks. In order to comprehensively review the impacts of large...

Strategies for Estuarine Management: Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
In 1990, FDNR initiated the development of a strategic plan that identified significant resource threats to the Rookery bay estuary, and five primary resource management strategies in...

A First Look Back at the San Francisco Estuary Project
This paper presents an initial retrospective look at the San Francisco Estuary Project (SFEP) from the standpoint of the senior author, who was involved in the project as a consulting...

Assessment of Technological Approaches for Measuring Wetlands Changes
Efforts to establish causal relationships have led a number of researchers to develop techniques for assessing changes in marsh environments. Until recently these techniques for assessing...

Management and Engineering at Araruama Lagoon, Brazil
Contrary to generalized expectations, the shores of Araruama Lagoon turned out to be abundant of examples of morphological changes, primarily due to disregard of basic coastal engineering...

Geomorphological and Geological Evolution of the Quaternary Nile Delta and its Rate of Subsidence
Three-dimensional geomorphological models have been constructed for the Nile Delta, simply illustrate its development and geologic evolution from the Late Pliocene to Recent. This attempt...

Mississippi-Alabama: Natural and Man-Made Shores—A Study in Contrasts
Quaternary formations essentially define the present configuration of the Alabama-Mississippi coast. As the result of the coast's tectonic history, they are much less widespread and thinner...

Tideland Reclamation: Establishing a Permitting System for Taiwan
Tideland reclamation represents one of the most serious challenges facing coastal zone management in Taiwan. Due to limited living space on the island and the difficulty in obtaining land,...

The Evolution of the Federal Consistency Provisions: The Controversy Continues
The federal consistency provisions of the 1972 Coastal Zone Management Act have proven to be an important incentive for state development and implementation of coastal management programs....

 

 

 

 

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