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GEOGRAPHIC FACTORS INFLUENCING PUBLIC ACQUISITION OF BEACHFRONT LANDS AS ILLUSTRATED IN PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA

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Date Issued:
1975
Summary:
This study evaluates the influence that several geographic factors have upon the public acquisition of beachfront lands. It demonstrates that they have a continuing and very important impact upon efforts to establish public beaches. Factors were analyzed to reveal differing aspects of their influence upon such acquisition, and particularly how they differ in various locations. The analyses illustrate spatial interrelationships that exist among geographic factors relating to the beach lands: physiography, patterns of settlement, political fragmentation, ownership, access, coastal economics, groups and individuals, and governmental roles. The influence of geographic principles are also illustrated by the study. It is demonstrated that awareness of the geographic influences involved in a public beach acquisition program could permit a more knowledgeable analysis of a beach area; thereby contributing to the possibilities for a better program and increased success in acquiring public beaches.
Title: GEOGRAPHIC FACTORS INFLUENCING PUBLIC ACQUISITION OF BEACHFRONT LANDS AS ILLUSTRATED IN PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA.
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Name(s): FLANAGAN, ROBERT LAWRENCE.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Latham, James P., Thesis advisor
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Geosciences
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1975
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 347 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This study evaluates the influence that several geographic factors have upon the public acquisition of beachfront lands. It demonstrates that they have a continuing and very important impact upon efforts to establish public beaches. Factors were analyzed to reveal differing aspects of their influence upon such acquisition, and particularly how they differ in various locations. The analyses illustrate spatial interrelationships that exist among geographic factors relating to the beach lands: physiography, patterns of settlement, political fragmentation, ownership, access, coastal economics, groups and individuals, and governmental roles. The influence of geographic principles are also illustrated by the study. It is demonstrated that awareness of the geographic influences involved in a public beach acquisition program could permit a more knowledgeable analysis of a beach area; thereby contributing to the possibilities for a better program and increased success in acquiring public beaches.
Identifier: 13755 (digitool), FADT13755 (IID), fau:10585 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1975.
Subject(s): Land use--Florida--Palm Beach County
Beaches--Florida--Palm Beach County
Public lands--Florida--Palm Beach County--Recreational use
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