“We must not only protect the country side and save it from destruction, we must restore what has been destroyed and salvage the beauty and charm of our cities … Once our natural splendor is destroyed, it can never be recaptured. And once man can no longer walk with beauty or wonder at nature, his spirit will wither and his sustenance be wasted.”
- Lyndon B. Johnson
Sustainable coastal development is defined as the human-induced change of the landscape within sight of the coastline. This includes the building of structures that are on or near the coast. These structures and their related activities, both social and economic, can contribute to adverse effects on the coastal environment.