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Designing suburban futures : new models from build a better burb

Author: June Williamson
Publisher: Washington : Island Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Suburbs deserve a better, more resilient future. June Williamson shows that suburbs aren't destined to remain filled with strip malls and excess parking lots; they can be reinvigorated through inventive design. Drawing on award-winning design ideas for revitalizing Long Island, she offers valuable models not only for U.S. suburbs, but also those emerging elsewhere with global urbanization. Williamson argues that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Williamson, June, author.
Designing suburban futures
(DLC) 2013004177
(OCoLC)818318187
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: June Williamson
ISBN: 9781610915274 1610915275 9781597264181 1597264180
OCLC Number: 860705108
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 137 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Vision : a role for design in suburban resilience --
Context for change --
Design culture responds to sprawl : 1960s to 2010s --
Better suburban futures --
Exemplar : building a better burb on Long Island --
Build a better burb 2010 : instructions and commentary --
Winning and noteworthy competition schemes.
Responsibility: June Williamson.

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Shows that suburbs aren't destined to remain filled with strip malls and excess parking lots; they can be reinvigorated through inventive design. This title provides a broad vision of suburban reform  Read more...

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