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A new British biosphere: Brighton - transecting city, countryside and coast.

A new British biosphere: Brighton - transecting city, countryside and coast.

Kelly, Catherine ORCID: 0000-0002-7776-1874 (2016) A new British biosphere: Brighton - transecting city, countryside and coast. In: Hammer, Thomas, Mose, Ingo, Siegrist, Dominik and Weixlbaumer, Norbert, (eds.) Parks of the Future - Protected areas in Europe; challenging regional and global change. Oekom, Munich. ISBN 9783865817655

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This chapter examines the most recently designated UNESCO Biosphere in the UK - The Brighton Lewes Downs (partnership) biosphere in Sussex in the south east of England. Uniquely this biosphere incorporates a city (Brighton), countryside - including the existing South Downs National Park, and 2km of coastal waters, streatching from Newhaven in the east to Shoreham by Sea in the West. As such, it represents a unique transect of landscapes where the objectives of the Biosphere region are to met - sustainable environmental and economic development, learning and community engagement. This chapter discusses the development-conservation narrative, then explores the challenges of regional development in the South East as context for the inception and current ongoing development of the biosphere. The process of consultation and community negotiation as well as the organisational structure of the biosphere are discussed and the paper concludes with an examination of challenges for the future.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biospheres; Landscape conservation; United Kingdom biospheres; UNESCO biospheres; Urban biospheres; Brighton biosphere; Sussex biosphere; British Biospheres; Sustainable development and conservation
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Tourism Research Centre
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