Sprawl Retrofit Resources
The Sprawl Retrofit Initiative creates policy proposals, regulatory frameworks, a database on successes and opportunities, and a “toolkit” of design strategies in order to reverse the trend of sprawl seen in this country and around the world. Below, readers will find a number of print and online resources to familiarize them with the burgeoning sprawl retrofit movement.
ArticlesThe Unbearable Cost of Sprawl Mehaffy, Michael and Tachieva, Galina. The Atlantic Cities: Place Matters. November 3, 2011.
In Defense of Portland's Orenco Station Mehaffy, Michael. The Atlantic Cities: Place Matters. October 18, 2011.
Beyond Foreclosure: The Future of Suburban Housing Chang, Aron. The Design Observer Group. September 14, 2011.
Sprawl Repair: What It Is and Why We Need It Tachieva, Galina. Planetizen. October 18, 2010.
The Need for Alternatives to the Nineteen Standard Real Estate Product Types Leinberger, Christopher B. Places 17:2
The Next 100 Million Nelson, Arthur C. & Lang, Robert. E. Planning, January 2007.
Growing Sustainable Suburbs: An Incremental Strategy for Reconstructing Sprawl Katarxis Urban Workshops: Lucien Steil (President), Nikos A. Salingaros (Vice President), & Michael W. Mehaffy (Secretary)
Hidden in Plain Sight: Capturing the Demand for Housing near Transit Center for Transit-Oriented Development. (Oakland, CA: Reconnecting America, September 2004, revised April 2005.
Retrofitting Suburbia - Dunham-Jones, Ellen, and June Williamson, guest editors. Places 17:2 (Summer 2005)
Seeking Urbane Parking Solutions Payton, Neal and Brian O’Looney. Places 18:1 (Spring 2006).
The Anatomy of Sprawl Scheer, Brenda Case. Places 14:2 (2001).
Planning Densification from the Start Smith, Mark Rodman. Urban Land (June 2009): 80-83.
Reinventing Main Street: From Mall to Townscape Mall Southworth, Michael. Journal of Urban Design 10:2 (June 2005): 151–170.
Preparing for Takeoff Barbaro, Nick. The Austin Chronicle. October 21, 2011.
Tactical Urbanists Converge on New York Langdon, Phil. New Urban News October 15, 2011
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