SUBURBAN RETROFIT

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Great Idea: Building better suburbs through retrofit

Suburbs are becoming more diverse and connected to meet the needs of Americans of all ages in the 21st Century.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEFEB. 15, 2017
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Redesigned street leads to better suburb

South Miami, Florida, has completely transformed since 2000—largely following the context-sensitive transformation of its main street.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEJAN. 22, 2018
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A suburban town revitalizes incrementally

Parsons Alley activates abandoned properties, creates a popular and lively new public place, and attracts businesses that appeal to young professionals.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEJAN. 23, 2018
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The urban dimensions of climate change: Lessons for a New Urbanism

Reining in sprawl is still the most important first step in transitioning to a more benign kind of settlement, and more responsible planning. Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is only one of many benefits—but it is a significant one.
MICHAEL MEHAFFYMAR. 19, 2019
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Converting a shopping mall to a downtown

Downtown Westminster, Colorado, is designed as a ‘place’ that grows organically with affordable housing included.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEJUN. 26, 2019
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Small industrial city diversifies its economy with urbanism

Elkhart, Indiana, is implementing plans to attract young, talented, workers to start businesses and boost the economy.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEJUN. 27, 2019
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Road diet creates people-oriented corridor for suburb

The city of Oak Park has the density—it needs placemaking, and that is why an automobile-oriented corridor is being transformed with a linear greenway and complete street.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEOCT. 2, 2019
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Malls to mixed-use centers and other opportunities

While hundreds of malls are declining, they are also being reused for all kinds of purposes—including walkable urban places in communities lacking in this kind of environment.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEOCT. 8, 2019