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Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia : Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges

ISBN: 9781119149170

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This amply-illustrated book, second in a series, documents how defunct shopping malls, parking lots, and the past century’s other obsolete suburban development patterns are being retrofitted to address current urgent challenges they weren’t designed for: improving public health, increasing resilience in the face of climate change, leveraging social capital for equity, supporting an aging society, competing for jobs, and disrupting automobile dependence.

Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges provides summaries, data, and references on how these challenges manifest in suburbia and discussion of successful urban design strategies to address them in Part I. Part II documents how innovative design strategies are implemented in a range of northern American contexts and market conditions. From modest interventions with big ripple effects to ambitious do-overs, examples of redevelopment, reinhabitation, and regreening of changing suburban places from coast to coast are described in depth in 32 brand new case studies.

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2021

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272

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A brand-new collection of 32 case studies that further demonstrate the retrofitting of suburbia 

This amply-illustrated book, second in a series, documents how defunct shopping malls, parking lots, and the past century’s other obsolete suburban development patterns are being retrofitted to address current urgent challenges they weren’t designed for: improving public health, increasing resilience in the face of climate change, leveraging social capital for equity, supporting an aging society, competing for jobs, and disrupting automobile dependence.

Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges provides summaries, data, and references on how these challenges manifest in suburbia and discussion of successful urban design strategies to address them in Part I. Part II documents how innovative design strategies are implemented in a range of northern American contexts and market conditions. From modest interventions with big ripple effects to ambitious do-overs, examples of redevelopment, reinhabitation, and regreening of changing suburban places from coast to coast are described in depth in 32 brand new case studies.

  • Written by the authors of the highly influential Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs
  • Demonstrates changes that can and already have been realized in suburbia by focusing on case studies of retrofitted suburban places
  • Illustrated in full-color with photos, maps, plans, and diagrams

Full of replicable lessons and creative responses to ongoing problems and potentials with conventional suburban form, Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges is an important book for students and professionals involved in urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, development, civil engineering, public health, public policy, and governance. Most of all, it is intended as a useful guide for anyone who seeks to inspire revitalization, justice, and shared prosperity in places they know and care about.

CONTENTS

Part I. Emerging Suburban Challenges

  • Chapter I.1 Disrupt Automobile Dependence
  • Chapter I.2 Improve Public Health
  • Chapter I.3 Support an Aging Population
  • Chapter I.4 Leverage Social Capital for Equity
  • Chapter I.5 Compete for Jobs
  • Chapter I.6 Add Water and Energy Resilience

Part II. The Case Studies

  • Case Study II.1 Aurora Avenue North, Shoreline, Washington
  • Case Study II.2 Hassalo on Eighth and Lloyd, Portland, Oregon
  • Case Study II.3 Lake Grove Village, Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • Case Study II.4 Phoenix Park Apartments, Sacramento, California
  • Case Study II.5 Parkmerced, San Francisco, California
  • Case Study II.6 The BLVD, Lancaster, California
  • Case Study II.7 TAXI, Denver, Colorado
  • Case Study II.8 Guthrie Green, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Case Study II.9 La Gran Plaza, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Case Study II.10 The Domain, Austin, Texas
  • Case Study II.11 ACC Highland, Austin, Texas
  • Case Study II.12 Mueller, east Austin, Texas
  • Case Study II.13 Promenade of Wayzata, Wayzata, Minnesota
  • Case Study II.14 Maplewood Mall and Living Streets, Maplewood, Minnesota
  • Case Study II.15 Baton Rouge Health District, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Case Study II.16 Uptown Circle, Normal, Illinois
  • Case Study II.17 One Hundred Oaks, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Case Study II.18 Historic Fourth Ward Park, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Case Study II.19 Technology Park, Peachtree Corners, Georgia
  • Case Study II.20 Walker’s Bend, Covington, Georgia
  • Case Study II.21 Downtown Doral, Doral, Florida
  • Case Study II.22 Collinwood Recreation Center, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Case Study II.23 The Mosaic District, Merrifield, Virginia
  • Case Study II.24 South Dakota Ave and Riggs Road, Fort Totten, Washington, DC
  • Case Study II.25 White Flint / The Pike District, Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Case Study II.26 The Blairs, Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Case Study II.27 La Station – Centre Intergénérationnel, Nuns’ Island, Verdun, Quebec
  • Case Study II.28 Bell Works, Holmdel, New Jersey
  • Case Study II.29 Wyandanch Rising, Town of Babylon, New York
  • Case Study II.30 Meriden Green, Meriden, Connecticut
  • Case Study II.31 Cottages on Greene, East Greenwich, Rhode Island
  • Case Study II.32 Assembly Square, Somerville, Massachusetts
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