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Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs By Ellen Dunham-Jones June Williamson,

  • Title: Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs
  • Author: Ellen Dunham-Jones June Williamson
  • ISBN: 9780470041239
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Updated with a new Introduction by the authors and a foreword by Richard Florida, this book is a comprehensive guide book for urban designers, planners, architects, developers, environmentalists, and community leaders that illustrates how existing suburban developments can be redesigned into urban and sustainable places While there has been considerable attentioUpdated with a new Introduction by the authors and a foreword by Richard Florida, this book is a comprehensive guide book for urban designers, planners, architects, developers, environmentalists, and community leaders that illustrates how existing suburban developments can be redesigned into urban and sustainable places 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 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
    Retrofitting Suburbia Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs Updated with a new Introduction by the authors and a foreword by Richard Florida this book is a comprehensive guide book for urban designers planners architects developers environmentalists and

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    1. I see this book as the precursor to getting into detailed design related to sprawl, specifically Tachieva s Sprawl Repair Manual I ve speculated as to why Dunham Jones doesn t go as deep as I would have expected, with reference to technicality, and I believe this is because she is professionally an architect and not an urban designer or planner per se Tachieva excels at technicality in her book, likely because she spans the fields of architecture, civil eng and planning.

    2. Uhhh yeah of course I read an urban planning textbook I heard about on NPR Wouldn t you There was a lot of stuff here, some of it plausible and some of it useful than other stuff Basically, trying to get back to sustainable mixed use residential and urbanizing things that were originally intended solely for commerce s a tricky business, but an important one I think the most interesting stuff to me was talking about how suburbs are built with a particular economic class and even age generation [...]

    3. A great perspective of how to transform our changing suburban environmental Although I would take 50% of the statements in the book with a grain of salt, the case studies are interesting and worth a quick read Great for anyone interested in county level urban planning which will address many of these issues today or in the near future.

    4. This book was right on point with the article I m writing and provides some great case studies about how cities and private developers are attempting to re create versions of urbanism in suburban locations, and on the sites of abandoned or underused suburban retail properties.

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