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Stakeholder perspectives on the effects of beach hut development alond the Dutch coast : a qualitative study to assess scenarios for the preservation of important coastal dune functions

Tromp, E.O.A. (2016) Stakeholder perspectives on the effects of beach hut development alond the Dutch coast : a qualitative study to assess scenarios for the preservation of important coastal dune functions.

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Abstract:The Dutch coastline largely consists of dunes. These dunes offer several important functions to the society. These functions include flood protection, nature, recreation, etc. Recently controversies have emerged due to an increasing trend of beach hut constructions along the coastline. As the construction of new beach huts on a large scale is seen as a new development, it brings uncertainties on what the effects will be on the many dune functions. Furthermore different perceptions may be causing a problem for coastal managers on how to manage beach hut development. Some stakeholders are in it for financial reasons while others expect deterioration of the coastal dune functions. If coastal managers are unable to properly address this problem, the increasing trend of beach hut constructions may lead to increased conflicts between stakeholders and even deterioration of the valued coastal dune functions. In this thesis, I investigate how the different perspectives regarding beach hut development that are held by the different actors influence the actions taken by the governmental institutions. To this end I elicit the perspectives of relevant stakeholders.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Civil Engineering and Management MSc (60026)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/71222
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