TOURIST BEACH MANAGEMENT, A PERSPECTIVE FORM THE SYSTEMS THINKING

Olga Lidia Jiménez-Arenas, Ricardo Tejeida Padilla, Ana Lilia Coria-Páez, Jacqueline Yvette Sánchez-García, Juan Enrique Núñez-Ríos

Abstract


The development of buildings and massive tourism activities in tourist beaches have affected the natural value of these areas as well as their natural processes. In this regard, it is important to propose alternatives from the Systems Science that grant to design strategies to handle appropriately these spaces. This paper presents an option, from the systemic perspective, to strengthen the beach management process through the integration of relevant actors in order to protect it. The methodological approach was made through the Soft Systems Methodology and the Viable System Model. As a result, a diagnostic was generated that allowed to characterize the system under study and elucidate the interrelations among the actors involved in the problematic situation, for later determine an administrative structure that considers mechanisms of control, coordination and monitoring of the coast area in order to harmonize the different dimensions of the beach.


Keywords


Systems Science, Soft Systems Methodology, Viable System Model, Coastline management, Tourism

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