Retrofitting Suburbia

Retrofitting Suburbia

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While there has been considerable attention by practitioners and academics to development in urban cores and new neighborhoods on the periphery of cities, there has been little attention to the redesign and redevelopment of existing suburbs. Here is a comprehensive guidebook for architects, planners, urban designers, and developers that illustrates how existing suburbs can be redesigned and redeveloped. The authors, both architects and noted experts on the subject, show how development in existing suburbs can absorb new growth and evolve in relation to changed demographic, technological, and economic conditions. Retrofitting Suburbia was named winner in the Architecture a Urban Planning category of the 2009 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (The PROSE Awards) awarded by The Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division of the Association of American PublishersSee McLindena#39;s a€œBig Boxes Shrinking in Order to Grow, a€ Shopping Centers Today, August 2007. ... of Kmart stores by artists into lofts and the coveting of relics of the suburban past, such as dry cleanersa#39; revolving racks, as high status symbols. ... 17 Tim Love has articulated the problems with block- sized buildings in new development in a€œUrban Design after Battery Park City: Opportunities for Variety andanbsp;...

Title:Retrofitting Suburbia
Author:Ellen Dunham-Jones, June Williamson
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2008-12-22


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