Traditionally the resources along the coasts have been developed according to the rules of private enterprise, but recent legislation has sought to transfer land allocation decisions to elected members of local governments. Frequently these men and women are untrained in the complex legal, economic and social issues involved in these judgments which have long-range effects on their communities. Parable Beach has been written to provide these decision-makers and students of coastal zone and marine resources with a primer for studying the economics of land-use management. The book uses a narrative format to describe the experience of one hypothetical coastal community, Parable Beach, in choosing between two land development proposals. The reader is provided with chapters detailing tax, interest rate, employment and revenue projections so that he or she is able to assess the exaggerated arguments of the two developers simultaneously with the community and choose the plan which will be most beneficial to the future economic well-being of the town.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Sea Grant Program, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Devanney III, J W
    • Ashe, B
    • Parkhurst, B
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 99 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MITSG 75-11
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM