Retrofitting Suburbia Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs

ISBN-10: 0470934328

ISBN-13: 9780470934326

Edition: 2009 (Revised)

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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.
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List price: $70.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/10/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.90" wide x 8.00" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

2011 Update
Urban versus suburban form
Why retrofits? Why now?
Organization of the book
The Argument
Instant Cities, Instant Architecture, and Incremental Metropolitanism
Instant cities and suburban retrofits
Instant architecture, instant public space
Incremental metropolitanism
How sustainable? How urban?
Portfolio of Suburban Retrofits
The Examples
Retrofitting Garden Apartments and Residential Subdivisions to address density and the new demographics
Demographic changes
Never homogenous? The new suburban history
The imperative to accommodate diversity
Retrofitting residential subdivisions
Revising the rules: Kansas City First Suburbs Coalition and DADUs in Seattle
Connect the culs���de���sac: Apollo Beach and Laurel Bay
From subdivision to edge city: Greenway Plaza
From subdivision to TOD: MetroWest
Reintegrating garden apartment buffer sites
Accommodating new immigrants: Brookside Apartments and Gulfton
Market devaluation: Park Forest Courts
Gentrification infill: Gramercy and The Colony
Tomorrow���s suburbanites
Residential retrofitting typology or where to park the cars
Residential Case Study: Changes to "Levittown"
The earliest postwar suburbs are sixty years old
From Commercial Strips to Social and Sustainable Infrastructure
Third places in suburbia?
History of the strip and its building types
The drive out of town
Adaptive re���use of big boxes and strip malls for community���serving activities
Reviving ghostboxes
From strip malls to community anchors: La Grande Orange and Camino Nuevo
Retrofitting shopping centers ��� the middle scale
Re���greening: Phalen
Public sector strategies to support retrofitting
Santana Row���s rough road to riches
From strip centers to new downtown: Temple Terrace
Retrofitting the corridors themselves
The transit boulevard and the urban network
Return of the multiway boulevard: Cathedral City
Rezoning corridors: three examples in Atlanta
Inducing transit on a corridor through form���based codes: Columbia Pike
Retrofitting the urban structure of commercial strips
Social infrastructure
Strips Case Study: Mashpee Commons, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Attaching to a well���established fragment of urbanism
From Regional Malls, to New Downtowns Through Mixed���Use and Public Space
The significance of public space
A brief history of malls
Dead and dying malls
Changing uses to meet local needs
Downsizing: Park Forest and Willingboro
From enclosed malls to new downtowns
From dead mall to new downtown: Mizner Park
Turning a mall inside out: Winter Park Village
Incremental metropolitanism around Denver: Englewood CityCenter
Infilling around a live mall
You can save the tree and have Tiffany���s too: Walnut Creek
From mall to transit���served university and office tower: Surrey Central City
The role and form of mixed���use and public space in retrofitted malls
Mall Case Study: Cottonwood, Holladay, Utah
From concept to press release
Mall Case Study: Belmar, Lakewood, Colorado
"Enrich your Life, Not your Lawn" in Lakewood���s new downtown
Edge City Infill: Improving Walkability and Interconnectivity
Redirecting Edge Cities
The evolution of edge and edgeless cities
Edgeless cities
Infilling edge cities
Addison Circle
Legacy Town Center
Perimeter Center
How effective are the infill strategies?
Edge city retrofits across multiple parcels
The future of edge cities
Edge City Case Study: Downtown Kendall/Dadeland, Miami���Dade County, Florida
Zoning the creation of new blocks and squares over multiple parcels
Office and Industrial Park Retrofits to Recruit the Creative Class
Suburban industrial parks, office parks, and corporate campuses
Non���concentric patterns of commuting
Polycentric Atlanta: Bellsouth in Lenox Park, Midtown and Lindbergh City Center
Recruiting the creative class
Retrofitting suburban workplaces
Glass box lofts: Cloud 9 Sky Flats
Lofts on the Interstate: Upper Rock
Retrofitting industrial parks
Instant Urbanism: Westwood Station
Office Park Case Study: University Town Center, Prince George���s County, Maryland
Finishing a job started almost half a century ago
Epilogue: The Landscape of Incremental Metropolitanism in 2050
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