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Retrofitting Suburbia

The earliest postwar suburbs are sixty years old. Ideas for what to do with them, from Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson.

Chapter 1: Instant Cities, Instant Architecture, and Incremental Metropolitanism

Chapter 2: Retrofitting Garden Apartments and Residential Subdivisions to address density and the new demographics

Chapter 3: Residential Case Study: Changes to “Levittown”

Chapter 4: From Commercial Strips to Social and Sustainable Infrastructure

Chapter 5: Strips Case Study: Mashpee Commons, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Chapter 6: From Regional Malls, to New DowntownsThrough Mixed-Use and Public Space

Chapter 7: Mall Case Study: Cottonwood, Holladay, Utah

Chapter 8: Mall Case Study: Belmar, Lakewood, Colorado

Chapter 9: Edge City Infill: Improving Walkability and Interconnectivity

Chapter 10: Edge City Case Study: Downtown Kendall/Dadeland, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Chapter 11: Office and Industrial Park Retrofits to Recruit the Creative Class

Chapter 12: Office Park Case Study: University Town Center, Prince George’s County, Maryland

One Comment

  1. Wayne says:

    Some may not call it "suburban", but I think that Arlington County, Virginia, is an excellent example of a great mixed-use, post-suburban county. (I live there.) The insight that county managers had 30+ years ago when the DC Metro was being routed, is astounding. It's matured into an incredible mixture of neighborhoods, high-rises, and single-family homes, with a unique flair.

    Tyson's Corner Virginia, about 20 minutes away, is about to embark on a major overhaul centered around two large malls, and intended in some sense to mimic a particular region (Ballston-Clarendon) of Arlington County. I hope they've read this book.