These twelve previously unpublished essays present innovative and practical ideas for addressing the harmful effects of sprawl. Sprawl is not only an ongoing focus of specialized magazines like "Dwell"; indeed, "Time" magazine has cited recycling the suburbs as the second of Ten Ideas Changing the World Right Now. While most conversations on sprawl tend to focus on its restriction, this book presents an overview of current thinking on ways to fix, repair, and retrofit existing sprawl.
Chapters by planners, geographers, designers, and architects present research grounded in diverse locales including Phoenix, Arizona; Seattle, Washington; Dublin, Ohio; and the Atlanta, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. metro areas. The authors address head-on the most controversial aspects of sprawl issues of power and control, justice and equity, and American attitudes about regulating private development. But they also put these issues in practical contexts, bringing in examples of redesign that are already occurring around the country, including the retrofitting of corridors and the repurposing of cul-de-sacs. Whether fixing sprawl requires a cultural shift in thinking or a coordinated effort by local government, these essays testify that a combination of forethought and creative thinking will be needed."
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
Architects and developers are proving that the retrofitting drive is making a big difference in how we improve our world. Focusing on the essential challenges for redevelopment in the 21st century, this fully-illustrated, colorful book showcases exemplary built case studies from around the globe and highlights the solutions that have been realized.Filled with examples of successful suburban projects that have been redeveloped, re-inhabited, and regreened for the betterment of the community and the environment, The Retrofitting Suburbia Case Studies: Designs for 21st-Century Challenges starts by introducing readers to the subject. It then continues with enlightening chapter coverage of case studies involving: Redesigning Water; Innovating Energy Planning; Reducing Auto-Dependency; Improving Public Health; Retrofitting for an Aging Population; Ramping Affordability; Creating and Competing for Jobs; International Challenges; Financing Change; and Design Inspiration.
The Retrofitting Suburbia Case Studies: Designs for 21st-Century Challenges is an important book for students and professionals involved in urban design, architecture, urban planning, and development.
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