Thursday February 18, 2010 | Urban Repair and RetrofittingFebruary 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 9 Comments
Now that cities across the country are beginning to adopt the “new urbanism” movement, which focuses on cutting down on suburban sprawl, urban planners are working on ways to ‘fix’ the sprawl problem already existing in communities around the country. We’ll be joined by one of those planners, who has developed a process for urban sprawl ‘repair.’ We’ll learn about how and why these repairs are made and even talk about a few local examples of repair, or “retrofitting.”
Tom Low – Director, Charlotte office of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
- WFAE News | Suburban retrofit, a solution to sprawl
- Charlotte Talks | Managing growth in Charlotte
- Civic by Design website
Watch DPZ’s animation plan to make Charlotte’s Queens & Queens and Providence & Providence intersections (voted the worst intersections in Charlotte) less intimidating for pedestrians.
Sprawl repair proposals in Charlotte by DPZ