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Retrofitting suburbia : urban design solutions for redesigning suburbs

Author: Ellen Dunham-Jones; June Williamson
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2009.
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This comprehensive guidebook illustrates how existing suburbs can be redesigned and redeveloped, and includes innovative case studies of suburban developments that have been retrofitted to new uses and forms.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Dunham-Jones; June Williamson
ISBN: 9780470041239 0470041234
OCLC Number: 225534339
Description: xvi, 256 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 21 x 24 cm
Contents: Instant architecture, instant cities, and incremental metropolitanism --
Retrofitting garden apartments and residential subdivisions to address density and the new demographics --
Residential case study : changes to "Levittown" --
Retrofitting social life along commercial strips --
Strips case study : Mashpee Commons, Cape Cod, Massachusetts --
From regional malls to new downtowns through mixed-use and public space --
Mall case study : Cottonwood, Holladay, Utah --
Mall case study : Blemar, Lakewood, Colorado --
Edge City infill : improving walkability and interconnectivity --
Edge City case study : downtown Kendall/Dadeland, Miami-Dade County, Florida --
Suburban office and industrial park retrofits to recruit the creative class --
Office park case study : University Town Center, Prince George's County, Maryland.
Responsibility: Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson.
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