Just Blue (and Biophilic) Cities

  • Timothy Beatley
Part of the Cities and the Global Politics of the Environment book series (CGPEP)


Social justice is a key goal in a blue biophilic city. Often there are significant social inequalities in terms of access to nature, including blue nature, and efforts such as the Blue Greenway in San Francisco and the new Waterfront Park in Newark seek to more fairly distribute these blue benefits. This chapter introduces the concept of equigenic blue: that investments in access to blue nature can help to overcome other forms of social and health disparity. There are other important aspects of social justice explored here, including the extent of ethical obligations to future generations and to other non-human forms of life.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy Beatley
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  1. 1.School of ArchitectureUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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