John Wiley and Sons, Inc., has announced the publication of Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges, the next book in the bestselling Retrofitting Suburbia series by June Williamson and Ellen Dunham-Jones. The first book in the series sparked a national dialogue on transforming and revitalizing our nation’s communities, including what to do with the plethora of America’s dying malls.
The new volume presents detailed case studies that address six crucial challenges facing communities today, including improving public health, increasing resilience in the face of climate change, leveraging social capital for equity, supporting an aging society, competing for jobs, and disrupting automobile dependence.
From modest interventions with big ripple effects to ambitious do-overs, examples of redevelopment, re-inhabitation, and re-greening of changing suburban places from coast to coast are described in depth in 32 brand new case studies. Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges is an indispensable book for professionals and students involved in urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, development, civil engineering, public health, public policy, governance, and for anyone who seeks to inspire revitalization, justice, and shared prosperity in places they know and care about.