""Blue Urbanism" is an inspiring book for citizens and policymakers alike, full of challenge and ideas. Connecting our cities' populations with the ocean, physically, intellectually and emotionally, is an urgent task for the twenty-first century. Tim Beatley brings examples of biodiversity, engineering, beauty and recreation together from around the world. City leadership must include the marine realm if humans are to be a healthy species on this Blue Planet."--Celia Wade-Brown "Mayor of Wellington, New Zealand "
How can we integrate ocean health into our urban planning and policies to become better stewards of the oceans?
An interesting tour of other people's good and sometimes innovative ideas, but a book about human/marine interface that does not specifically address estuaries (the word is not even in the index) misses the mark.
Really liked the book. I work in the environmental science field and am often let down by books because they repackage ideas and case studies I already know. "Blue Urbanism" consistently showed me new ideas for climate change resiliency and provoked me to see our relationship with the oceans in a different way.