Urban beach venues: Vulnerability and sustainability in the face of climate change

Michael Raybould, David Anning, Liz Fredline, Dan Ware

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This paper investigates the threats to beach venues posed by climate change and attempts to identify strategies that might be adopted by coastal managers and event managers to ensure that beaches continue to be viable event and recreation venues into the future. Analysis of coastal management research, local council records and tender documents, maps and plans of coastal works identifies six specific strategies for minimising the impacts of climate change on beach venues. These strategies aim to protect existing beach venues, increase the supply of alternative venues, minimise the event tourism impacts of negative media coverage of beach erosion events, or encourage adaptive actions by event managers. The implications for event managers of each of these strategies are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-105
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Event Management Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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