PORT ADMINISTRATION AND INTEGRATED COASTAL MANAGEMENT UNDER THE CANADA MARINE ACT IN VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

Large, urban ports are under pressure from a variety of stakeholders to integrate nontrade objectives into the planning and management of their harbors. The Port of Vancouver came under scrutiny in the late 1980s for its insensitivity to local interests. Since then, the Vancouver Port Corporation has developed a leading-edge land-use plan. Such plans are now required of Canadian port authorities under the new Canada Marine Act. This new legislation also restructures the boards of directors of port authorities to reflect regional interests and requires annual public meetings. Based on Vancouver's experience, the institutional framework of Canada's port management and the Canada Marine Act are described. Vancouver's land-use plan and the Canada Marine Act are discussed with respect to public access to the urban coast. The capacity of the new regulatory framework to meet objectives of integrated coastal management and guarantee public access to the waterfront is assessed.

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    Taylor & Francis

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  • Authors:
    • Yarnell, P
  • Publication Date: 1999

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 343-354
  • Serial:
    • Coastal Management
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • ISSN: 0892-0753

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00795939
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2000 12:00AM