Retrofit

Hands-on process is changing the planning and development culture of San Marcos, a suburban Texas municipality.
One of Buffalo's brightest spots of resurgence, Larkin Square combines adaptive reuse, restoration, and new buildings and public spaces that complement the old.
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.
Suburbs are becoming more diverse and connected to meet the needs of Americans of all ages in the 21st Century.
Many suburbs would like to revitalize infrastructure and assets, but they don’t know what problems to tackle first. Not knowing can lead to paralysis.
After a year of work, the Build a Better Burb website has been upgraded, offering an improved platform for suburbs that are rethinking their planning and development.
“Thanks to skilled designers, a clear, implementable code, and a truly capable client, this plan is getting built, and well.”
Some suburbs are building an entire urban downtown from scratch to provide a unique identity and appeal.
In Lancaster, California, a simple change in street design was a catalyst for economic and social activity.
The announcement creates holes in enclosed shopping malls—meanwhile the department store chain is looking to open downtown locations.