Growth Management for Barrier Island Communities: A Comparative Evaluation Public Deposited

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  • Harbeck, Glenn
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of City and Regional Planning
  • This article examines two barrier island communities of the southeastern United States experiencing similar development pressures but employing contrasting local management strategies for controlling growth. The formulation of the ecologically supported carrying capacity plan of the city of Sanibel, Florida, is compared to the more traditional land use plan development approach taken by the town of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Each municipality's plan implementation and regulatory mechanisms are then evaluated on their ability to translate the objectives set forth in their land use plans into reality on the ground, in doing so, consideration is given to the manpower and funding levels of each community's technical consultants, the local political climate within which each plan was developed, and the arena of state enabling legislation within which each plan performs.
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  • Carolina Planning Journal
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  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 14
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  • 24
  • English
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