Category: Sand

Who built their houses on the sand: Part 2, public interest

24 December, 2013 (09:00) | Beaches, Climate change, Disaster relief, Disaster risk, Housing, Infrastructure, Local issues, Private property, Property rights, Sand, US News | 2 comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By:David A. Smith   As we saw in yesterday’s post, using a crisis-presuming Boston Globe (December 15, 2013)  article, if a beach needs to be built up to protect houses built right along the shoreline, whose responsibility is that? “It’s called the sand wars,’’ said S. Jeffress Williams, a coastal […]

Who built their houses on the sand: Part 1, private property

23 December, 2013 (11:41) | Beaches, Climate change, Disaster risk, Housing, Infrastructure, Local issues, Private property, Property rights, Sand, US News |

By:David A. Smith   Between public land and private property, the boundary shifts like the sands, and though we think the division immutable and clear, it is often clogged with political and moral grit, as uncovered if not understood by the Boston Globe (December 15, 2013):   Large waves crashed over sand barriers, destroying the […]