Retrofitting Suburbia

Retrofitting Suburbia

Urban Design Solutions For Redesigning Suburbs

Book - 2011
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"With a new update introduction, this 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, shows how development in existing suburbs can absorb new growth and evolve in relation to changed demographic, technological, and economic conditions. The book documents innovative case studies of prototypical American suburban developments (malls, commercial strips, office parks, cul-de-sac subdivisions) that have been retrofitted to new uses and forms. It offers hands-on lessons for architects and urban planners interested in sustainability and smart growth to redesign suburbs as alternatives to the norms of sprawl"--
"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 & 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 Publishers"--
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2011.
Edition: Updated ed.
ISBN: 9781118027691
1118027698
9781118027684
111802768X
9781118027677
1118027671
9780470934326
0470934328
Characteristics: xxxii, 256 pages illustrations (some color), maps (some color), plans ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Williamson, June

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