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The Resource Designing suburban futures : new models from build a better burb, June Williamson, (electronic book)

Designing suburban futures : new models from build a better burb, June Williamson, (electronic book)

Label
Designing suburban futures : new models from build a better burb
Title
Designing suburban futures
Title remainder
new models from build a better burb
Statement of responsibility
June Williamson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
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."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
GW5XE
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Williamson, June
Dewey number
307.740973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT352.U6
LC item number
W55 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Suburbs
  • Sustainable development
  • United States
Label
Designing suburban futures : new models from build a better burb, June Williamson, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 128-130) and index
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
SPR860705108
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 137 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610915274
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.5822/978-1-61091-527-4
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Designing suburban futures : new models from build a better burb, June Williamson, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 128-130) and index
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
SPR860705108
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 137 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610915274
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.5822/978-1-61091-527-4
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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