Biophilic Cities Journal, Vol. 2 No. 2 (March 2019)

 
 

About this Issue:

The focused theme for this issue of the journal is creating equitable biophilic cities. So critical to the achievement of a vision of cities where residents can experience nature as a component of their daily lives is ensuring that this important need is met for all. In many ways this requires engaging new voices in planning and design and shaping policies that are conscientious of the challenges inherent in our governmental systems and the unintended consequences of projects and programs that have good intentions. We have captured many stories in this issue of the journal that speak to the potential of how we can work towards making access to nature more equitable in cities.


Table of Contents:*

THE NATUREFUL CITY

Working Towards a Just Urban Magic by Tim Beatley

FEATURES

The Inclusive Healthy Places Framework: A New Tool for Social Resilience and Public Infrastructure by Jennifer Gardner

Paths to Pier 42: The Challenges of Making Biophilia Equitable in New York City by Barbara Brown Wilson

PARTNER CITY PROJECT PROFILES

Milwaukee’s Vacant Lot Strategy: Creating Biophilic Green Spaces in Underserved Neighborhoods by Erik Shambarger and Tim McCollow (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Planting Trees to Grow Communities by Catherine L. Werner (St. Louis, Missouri)

Governing a Regional Biophilia by Mennen Middlebrooks (Portland, Oregon)

PROJECT PROFILES

Accidental Cities: The Challenge of Greening Refugee Camps by Alfonso Montiel, CEO of The Lemon Tree Trust

Reconciling Costa Rica’s Cities by Federico J. Cartín-Arteaga, President & Director General, Rutas Naturbanas Foundation

Trillium and Cully Parks: Engaging Deeper Place Histories by Tim Beatley

PUSH Blue: Developing an Equitable Green Economy in Buffalo by Ken Parker, PUSH Blue Program Manager

CITY PROFILES

The Heart of Warsaw - The Vistula River by Dominika P. Brodowicz

Pigeons in Tallinn and Turtles in Tartu by Maria Tahamtani

THE ROOTS OF BIOPHILIC CITIES (THEORY & HISTORY OF BIOPHILIC DESIGN)

Frank Lloyd Wright and Biophilic Cities by Tim Beatley

PIONEER INTERVIEW

The Future of Cities is Biophilic and Inclusive: An Interview with 2018 AIA President Carl Elefante by Stella Tarnay

SPOTLIGHTS

Seaholm Waterfront (Austin, TX)

A Building That Blooms by Tim Beatley (Oasia Hotel in Singapore)

RESEARCH NOTES

Designing Equitable Biophilic Cities by Julia Triman

THE BOOKSHELF

Palaces for the People by Eric Klinenberg (Review by Lucia Shuff-Heck)

Weathering the Decades with Wisdom (Review of The Granite Garden by Anne Whiston Spirn by Jamie Trost)

IN CLOSING

Remembering Mary Oliver by Tim Beatley


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