Cities and the Global Politics of the Environment

Blue Biophilic Cities

Nature and Resilience Along The Urban Coast

Authors: Beatley, Timothy

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  • Discusses the promotion by marine nature of wildness, health and a deeper sense of place
  • Explores creative design and planning approaches for designing resilient cities against environmental dangers
  • Introduces the concept of ‘equigenic blue’ as a means for achieving social justice in the Blue Biophilic City 
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There is a growing recognition of the contact we need with nature to be happy, healthy and to lead meaningful lives. We need that nature daily, if not hourly, and so it must be nearby to where we live and work. This is central to the concept of ‘biophilic cities’ which is emerging as a global movement and guiding framework for city design and planning. Blue Biophilic Cities is about the promise of this movement and a kind of biophilic urbanism that is possible for cities perched on the edge of harbours and seas.

In blue biophilic cities, much of the nearby nature is to be found in the marine realm. This book explores the efforts underway in a number of cities to foster new marine connections through a variety of innovative programs and initiatives. It also discusses a number of design ideas, from dynamic shoreline edges and floodable parks to living breakwaters, in order to emphasise the possibility of designing for resilience while also supporting marine biodiversity and strengthening biophilic connections to the marine world. 

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Timothy Beatley is Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities at the University of Virginia, USA, where he has taught for the last thirty years. He founded and directs the Biophilic Cities Project and recently helped to launch a global Biophilic Cities Network.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Blue Biophilic Cities
Book Subtitle
Nature and Resilience Along The Urban Coast
Authors
Series Title
Cities and the Global Politics of the Environment
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67955-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67955-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67954-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88518-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 142
Number of Illustrations
40 illustrations in colour
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