A Critical Look at Retrofitting Suburbia

Registration Eligibility
ASLA Online Learning opportunities are open to all. ASLA members may purchase this presentation at a reduced rate.
Start Date
03/02/2017
End Date
03/01/2019
Description
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.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Development Trends
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
1) Through examples of 'sprawl repair' and the 'suburban retrofit,' understand the importance of scale and context. 2) Understand how Retrofitting Suburbia is being grossly misapplied throughout smaller communities, as well as the importance of regional perspective. 3) Explore a range of case studies demonstrating gaps in the tool kit and common mistakes in applying New Urbanism and Smart Growth principles. 4) Understand how to test ideas, ask the right questions of your project, and most effectively apply the appropriate planning tools.
Instructors
Rosemary Wallinger, Ian Law
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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