Retrofit

With transit on the way, Amherst, New York, reimagines its future.
Rockville Town Square combines transit and placemaking in a mixed-use retrofit.
The suburbs can be repaired in certain places, but it's a fool's errand to think they can be retrofitted wholesale, as a default pattern.
CNU Legacy Project shows how Southside Savannah can leverage a growing university campus to improve quality of life.
Suburban Remix, a new book, reports on commercial development of mixed-use, walkable centers as a powerful force in the American landscape.
A suburb shows how to grow while building the core in a way that adds to the character of place.
In communities across America sprawl is giving way to more diverse places. Here are a dozen keys to that trend.
Set expectations you know you can meet or exceed with each step. For a bike lane, benefits like safety, increased fairness, and recreation and lifestyle are realistic.
Hands-on process is changing the planning and development culture of San Marcos, a suburban Texas municipality.
The nation has a large supply of mid-century neighborhoods that are ripe for changes that will make them more walkable and appealing to new generations of residents.
A CNU "Legacy Project" explores how to initiate suburban retrofit in the diverse Seattle suburb of Tukwila.
The latest trend in urban design and planning gets them off of the paper and out of a big room, testing ideas in the real world. It is fun and hands-on, and making many converts.