Suburban transformations

Author Lukez, Paul, 1958-

Title Suburban transformations / Paul Lukez.

Published New York : Princeton Architectural Press ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], c2007.

Notes Includes index.

Contents Foreword / Anthony Flint -- The Development of Identity -- Ch. 1. In Search of Identity over Time -- Ch. 2. The Adaptive Design Process -- Ch. 3. Mapping -- Ch. 4. Cross-Mapping -- Ch. 5. Editing -- Ch. 6. Selecting Tools: (Hybrid) Building Typologies and Design Tools -- Ch. 7. Spatial Models -- Case Studies -- Burlington, Massachusetts -- Amsterdam, the Netherlands -- e-Mail, Dedham, Massachusetts -- Shenzhen, China -- Revere Beach, Massachusetts -- Significance of the Proposition.

Summary "Both a work of theory and a practical tool for suburban community planning, Suburban Transformations introduces the Adaptive Design Process, a method that allows for the organic transformation of communities from suburbs and edge cities that lack a sense of place into communities with their own distinct identity and unique character. In order to stimulate the authentic and fluid evolution of a sustainable community, this process draws important information from a site's history, building upon it by projecting into the future with a series of transformations of buildings, programs, and infrastructure, to create a more habitable and memorable environment. Five case studies provide fully expressed examples of the process, beginning with a sophisticated system of mapping and culminating in computer projections of likely future outcomes, giving the designer the ability to envision changes in the community fabric and adding that knowledge to the designer's kit of place-making tools."--BOOK JACKET.

Net info Table of contents only http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0718/2007018890.html

Subject Suburbs.

City planning.

Architecture -- Social aspects.

Community life.

UniM Archit f 307.74 LUKE AT BINDERS

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