Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs, Updated Edition
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With hands-on lessons for architects and planners, this guide to redesigning suburbs provides those interested in sustainability and smart growth with alternatives to the norms of sprawl. 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.
- Provides examples of how a dead mall can be transformed into a thriving mall and office park with transit-oriented downtown, how malls can incorporate housing and other mixed uses, and how a failed mall can be converted to wetland or public park.
- Covers retrofits of office and industrial parks, residential subdivisions, and suburban apartment complexes.