Containing the papers presented at the second conference organised on island sustainability by the Wessex Institute of Technology, Island Sustainability II addresses the massive scale of seasonal population mobility that has such a profound effect on coastal regions and islands. The problems that result from large temporary increases in population are especially serious for islands and archipelagos, which have limited resources and possibilities of developing supporting infrastructures.
Most islands cannot provide all the resources required by a large seasonal tourist population; in many cases basic requirements such as water and energy, as well as agricultural produce, must therefore be imported. Authorities need to carefully evaluate the impact of large seasonal population increases on the community and the resulting socio-economic factors, as well as issues related to transportation and communication, all of which should be part of an overall strategy. The topics covered include: Planning and Development; Tourism Impact and Strategies; Socio-economic Issues; Infrastructure.
Section 1: Planning and development
- Tangled up in blue: the Croatian islands and participatory development planning
- Design of a transportation system for workers in a Cuban resort area
Section 2: Tourism impact and strategies
- Protected areas and tourism development on Croatian islands: coexistence or divergence?
- Solid waste from the hospitality industry in Cyprus
- The effects of chosen governmental financial policy measures aimed at Croatian islands' economic sustainability enhancement with special stress on tourism
- A qualified reading of the impact of tourism on island areas: the role of local populations in visits to tourist locations and perception of their environmental quality
- Criteria for planning sustainable tourism development zones in coastal regions: case study of Croatia
- Social tourism carrying capacity in Kampung Kilim, World Geopark, Langkawi
- Integrating small island sustainability
- System concept of experience in nautical tourism
Section 3: Socio-economic issues
- Development and preservation of tourist resources: example of the Seto Inland Sea in Japan
- Proposal of socio-economic model of development of small, periodically inhabited and uninhabited Croatian islands
Section 4: Infrastructure
- Osmussaar: the rise and fall of an island
- Development and infrastructure of the Federated States of Micronesia
- Effects of constructing a new airport on Ishigaki Island
- The beach degradation and sustainable management of the sandy coast: the Yilan coast of Northeastern Taiwan
- Using sea bed roughness as a wave energy dissipater