Planning Tourism on the Waterfronts: Manado Waterfront Development

Lagarense, Bet El Silisna and Walansendow, Agustinus (2013) Planning Tourism on the Waterfronts: Manado Waterfront Development. Planning in the Era of Uncertainty: Merging Knowledges into Urban & Regional Planning Perspectives on Facing the Second Decade of 21st Century.

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Planning tourism on the waterfronts is acknowledged as being significant to urban tourism development. This research explores why and how tourism plays roles on the waterfront that might contribute to good practice for the planning and decision-making processes for resource and environmental management, especially for longterm waterfront planning. Various perceptions of stakeholders toward tourism roles on the waterfronts in the mid-sized city are reviewed and evaluated in the context of tourism and waterfront development in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Tourism on Manado waterfronts in the future are assessed in a situation in which there is tension between the achievement of socio-economic benefits and the protection of environmental quality. This research involved a mixed methods approach, combining quantitative and qualitative research techniques. Fieldwork comprising questionnaire surveys, interviews and on-site observations were used to provide evidences of waterfront development in Manado. The questionnaire surveys were coded and analyzed using The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). It was used to calculate descriptive statistics, such as frequencies and means; to generate cross-tabulations; and to prepare graphs. Likert scales were used in the questionnaire, with possible scores from 1 to 3, and 1 to 5, to generate numerical indicators of the level of importance that respondents attached to their responses. Interviews were conducted to ascertain the involvement of the respondents and how they assess the impacts of Manado Waterfront Development (MWD). This is crucial to get first-hand information about the process of MWD. Observational data were also recorded for this research and was used to document the physical setting and the developments that had occurred up to the time that the study was undertaken. This research found that the main purposes of MWD is to create socio-economic advantages both for city residents and the region in which the city is located. MWD has greatly influenced the coastal areas and environmental modification is unavoidable. However, in the case of Manado, waterfront development is being achieved at considerable environmental costs. In a developing country which places economic gains as a priority, the tangible benefits appear to exceed the apparent costs in the short term. However, for the long term, the maintenance of environmental quality is very important.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Planning, waterfront developemnt, tourism
Subjects: C Business Management and Administration > CD Karya Ilmiah
E Hospitality and Tourism > ED Karya Ilmiah
Divisions: Niaga > Jurusan Administrasi Bisnis
Niaga > Jurusan Pariwisata
Depositing User: Samuel Johannes
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2016 12:18
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2016 12:18

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