The Resource Designing Suburban Futures : New Models from Build a Better Burb, by June Williamson, (electronic resource)

Designing Suburban Futures : New Models from Build a Better Burb, by June Williamson, (electronic resource)

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Designing Suburban Futures : New Models from Build a Better Burb
Title
Designing Suburban Futures
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New Models from Build a Better Burb
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by June Williamson
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eng
Summary
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 suburbia has historically been a site of great experimentation and is currently primed for exciting changes. Today, dead malls, aging office parks, and blighted apartment complexes are being retrofitted into walkable, sustainable communities. Williamson shows how to expand this trend, highlighting promising design strategies and tactics. She provides a broad vision of suburban reform based on the best schemes submitted in Long Island's highly successful "Build a Better Burb" competition. Many of the design ideas and plans operate at a regional scale, tackling systems such as transit, aquifer protection, and power generation. While some seek to fundamentally transform development patterns, others work with existing infrastructure to create mixed-use, shared networks. Designing Suburban Futures offers concrete but visionary strategies to take the sprawl out of suburbia, creating a vibrant, new suburban form. It will be especially useful for urban designers, architects, landscape architects, land use planners, local policymakers and NGOs, citizen activists, students of urban design, planning, architecture, and landscape architecture
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Williamson, June
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GE1-350
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non fiction
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  • Environmental sciences
  • Regional planning
  • Architecture
  • Urban Ecology
  • Environment
  • Environment, general
  • Cities, Countries, Regions
  • Urbanism
  • Urban Ecology
  • Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning
  • Architecture, general
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Designing Suburban Futures : New Models from Build a Better Burb, by June Williamson, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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Contents
Preface -- Foreword; Ellen Dunham-Jones -- Introduction -- Context for Change -- Design Culture Responds to Sprawl: 1960s to 2010s -- Better Suburban Futures -- Build a Better Burb 2010: Instructions and Commentary -- Winning and Noteworthy Competition Schemes. Sited in the Setback: Increasing Density in Levittown. Upcycling 2.0. AgIsland. Building C-Burbia. SUBHUB Transit System. Long Division. LIRR: Long Island Radically Rezoned. Noteworthy Competition Schemes -- Conclusion -- Epilogue: New Roles for Architecture and Urban Design. A conversation with Kazys Varnelis -- Selected Bibliography -- Credits -- Index
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unknown
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XXII, 138 p.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9781610915274
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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10.5822/978-1-61091-527-4
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online resource.
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-1-61091-527-4
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Designing Suburban Futures : New Models from Build a Better Burb, by June Williamson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Foreword; Ellen Dunham-Jones -- Introduction -- Context for Change -- Design Culture Responds to Sprawl: 1960s to 2010s -- Better Suburban Futures -- Build a Better Burb 2010: Instructions and Commentary -- Winning and Noteworthy Competition Schemes. Sited in the Setback: Increasing Density in Levittown. Upcycling 2.0. AgIsland. Building C-Burbia. SUBHUB Transit System. Long Division. LIRR: Long Island Radically Rezoned. Noteworthy Competition Schemes -- Conclusion -- Epilogue: New Roles for Architecture and Urban Design. A conversation with Kazys Varnelis -- Selected Bibliography -- Credits -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XXII, 138 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781610915274
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.5822/978-1-61091-527-4
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-1-61091-527-4

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