Recorded Presentations

A Critical Look at Retrofitting Suburbia - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 24, 2014 7:00pm ‐ Nov 24, 2014 7:00pm

Credits: None available.

Standard: $185.00
Members: $50.00
Associates: $40.00
Students: $25.00


Retrofitting Suburbia has started a national trend, and many of our communities are initiating planning and rezoning efforts to apply these principles, but without taking into account the nature and scale of the application. This session explores realistic solutions for improving smaller-scale suburbs while demonstrating common mistakes to avoid.

Learning Objectives:

  • Through examples of "sprawl repair" and the "suburban retrofit," understand the importance of scale and context.
  • Understand how Retrofitting Suburbia is being grossly misapplied throughout smaller communities, as well as the importance of regional perspective.
  • Explore a range of case studies demonstrating gaps in the tool kit and common mistakes in applying New Urbanism and Smart Growth principles.
  • Understand how to test ideas, ask the right questions of your project, and most effectively apply the appropriate planning tools.

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