Industrial-Sized Deals Best Books of the Month Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon Beach House Fire TV Stick Subscribe & Save Shop Popular Services tmnt tmnt tmnt  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage GNO Gear Up for Football Deal of the Day
Blue Urbanism and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Blue Urbanism: Exploring Connections Between Cities and Oceans 2nd Edition

2 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1610914055
ISBN-10: 1610914058
Why is ISBN important?
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $2.75
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
Buy new
More Buying Choices
31 New from $18.66 14 Used from $16.65

InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Textbooks
$23.97 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 20 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Blue Urbanism: Exploring Connections Between Cities and Oceans + State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability
Price for both: $39.80

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews


"Timothy Beatley... makes an explicit connection between oceans and cities. He looks at projects that study marine biodiversity near cities and talks about ways to make ports and shipping more ocean friendly using wind and solar power. He encourages urban design to consider ocean health, working toward 'bluer' cities."
(Landscape Architecture Magazine)

"Blue Urbanism is suitable for all who are interested in and concerned about our Blue Planet, and a clarion call for effective engagement with shaping our future. Tim Beatley again offers us a promising vision of different and positive ways to address complex and neglected issues. Connecting the cities where most of us increasingly live with the watersheds and oceansheds that support humans and all that they cherish is vitally important."
(Margaret A. Davidson Acting Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management)

"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)

"Tim Beatley provides a cogent argument for intertwining urban and natural worlds, especially for us on the continent's edge. As we add density, Beatley expertly argues that true sustainability must extend to the blue world that defines our globe and shapes our cities."
(John Rahaim Planning Director, San Francisco)

"...a perspective that could certainly expand into city planning."
(City Lab)

"heartening, a nice dose of optimism in a field (conservation biology) that often focuses on the negative. ... Overall, this is a fun, engaging book. Anyone interested or passionate about urban sustainability or about the health of the oceans should check it out."
(The Nature Conservancy's Science Chronicles)

“He spends chapters linking urban lifestyles— fish consumption, design, land use — to their oceanic consequences… He collected a myriad of upbeat examples of cities where blue urbanism has shown itself.”

"Beatley gives us a new perspective in viewing water masses (rivers, lakes, seas and oceans) as an extension of our cities and, in the end, an extension of ourselves."
(The Nature of Cities)

"Beatley’s exploration goes well beyond regulatory tools, eventually developing a completely new vision for how we interact with urban marine environments."
(Urban Marine Ecology)

"... Beatley expands his purview beyond the 'green urbanism' of Biophilic Cities to the vast oceans that make up 70 percent of the face of the Earth. While he still argues that cities must integrate green—really ecological design principles at all levels—into dense urban environments, he cautions that cities can’t ignore oceans and marine environments."
(ASLA's The Dirt)

Book Description

How can we integrate ocean health into our urban planning and policies to become better stewards of the oceans?

See all Editorial Reviews

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: Island Press; 2 edition (July 8, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1610914058
  • ISBN-13: 978-1610914055
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,110,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

By Madeline on December 28, 2014
Format: Paperback
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Blue Urbanism: Exploring Connections Between Cities and Oceans
This item: Blue Urbanism: Exploring Connections Between Cities and Oceans
Price: $23.97
Ships from and sold by