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dc.contributor.authorSauer, Inga Josefine
dc.contributor.authorRoca Bosch, Elisabet
dc.contributor.authorVillares Junyent, Míriam
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Doctorat en Sostenibilitat
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.identifier.citationSauer, I.; Roca, E.; Villares, M. Beach users’ perceptions of coastal regeneration projects as an adaptation strategy in the western Mediterranean. "Journal of hospitality & tourism research", Novembre 2019.
dc.description.abstractSome coastal environments facing climate change risks are starting to be managed with nature-based solutions (NBS). Strategies based on the rehabilitation of green infrastructures in coastal municipalities, such as renaturalization of seafronts, are considered adaptive to the effects of climate change but may cause misconceptions that could lead to social conflicts between the tourist sector and the society. A survey was carried out to study user perceptions on the effects of climate change, preferences for adaptation strategies, and the assessment of projects of dune reconstruction. We find that while beach users recognize the benefits of NBS for environmental conservation and storm protection, they show little concern about possible effects of climate change on recreational activity and have limited understanding about the protective capacity of NBS. Thus, a greater effort must be made to better explain the effects of climate change and the potential benefits of NBS in coastal risk management.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Enginyeria hidràulica, marítima i sanitària::Ports i costes
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Aspectes socials
dc.subject.lcshCoastal zone management--Spain
dc.subject.otherBeach users
dc.subject.otherCoastal management
dc.subject.otherClimate change adaptation
dc.subject.otherDune regeneration
dc.titleBeach users’ perceptions of coastal regeneration projects as an adaptation strategy in the western Mediterranean
dc.subject.lemacZones costaneres -- Ordenació -- Catalunya
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. LESEC - Laboratori d'Estudis Socials de l'Enginyeria Civil
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
local.citation.authorSauer, I.; Roca, E.; Villares, M.
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of hospitality & tourism research

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