Designing Suburban Futures

New Models from Build a Better Burb

Authors: Williamson, June

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  • Suburban retrofit put in contemporary context of increasing resilience of urban regions
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About this book

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. Today, dead malls, aging office parks, and blighted apartment complexes are being retrofitted into walkable, sustainable communities.

Williamson 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.

About the authors

June Williamson is Associate Professor in the Spitzer School of Architecture at The City College of New York and co-authored Retrofitting Suburbia with Ellen Dunham Jones.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Context for Change

    Williamson, June

    Pages 2-23

  • Design Culture Responds to Sprawl: 1960s to 2010s

    Williamson, June

    Pages 24-34

  • Better Suburban Futures

    Williamson, June

    Pages 38-49

  • Build a Better Burb 2010: Instructions and Commentary

    Williamson, June

    Pages 52-61

  • Winning and Noteworthy Competition Schemes

    Williamson, June

    Pages 62-119

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Designing Suburban Futures
Book Subtitle
New Models from Build a Better Burb
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
June Williamson
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-527-4
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-527-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 138
Topics