Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 22, 2008 - Architecture - 304 pages
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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 & 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

 

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Contents

Chapter
2
Incremental Metropolitanism
9
Chapter
11
Chapter
16
Retrofitting Residential Subdivisions
22
Changes to Levittown
44
Failure and Redevelopment of Retail Properties
51
Chapter 4
59
CityCenter Englewood
129
The Role and Form of MixedUse and Public Space
138
Chapter 8
154
Morphological Analysis
162
New UsesNew Users
170
The Evolution of Edge and Edgeless Cities
177
EdgeCity Retrofits Across Multiple Parcels
187
Regulating an Urbanizing Framework
196

Adaptive Reuse of Big Boxes and Strip Malls for Community
67
Designing for Mobility
81
Three Examples in Atlanta
87
Chapter 5
95
Morphological Analysis
102
Chapter 6
108
Dead and Dying Malls
114
From Enclosed Malls to New Downtowns
123
Suburban Office and Industrial Park Retrofits to Recruit
203
Recruiting the Creative Class
209
Retrofitting Industrial Parks
216
Transit Provides Opportunity for Infilling with Mixed Use
222
Appeal to the Creative Class?
228
Notes
234
Image Credits
248
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Ellen Dunham-Jones, AIA, is associate professor and director of the architecture program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. An award- winning architect, she has published extensively on urban design and criticism. She has taught at University of Virginia, MIT, and Lund University in Sweden and has been honored by DesignIntelligence, ACSA, and AIA for bridging theory and practice. She serves on several boards including the board of directors of the Congress for the New Urbanism and the editorial board of the journal Places.

June Williamson, RA, LEED-AP is associate professor of architecture at The City College of New York /CUNY. An urban designer and registered architect, she has authored design guidelines and consulted on numerous urban planning projects throughout the United States. She has been a visiting professor at Columbia University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Utah, and Boston Architectural College. An accomplished researcher and author, she has written articles for the journal Places and other publications.

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