Suburban retrofits start with new subdivisions says Richard Dagenhart

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In an on-going series of urban design lessons, Richard Dagenhart writes that the first step in retrofitting suburbs is not land use planning or zoning, but rather making new subdivisions. "Subdividing first means understanding the existing situation and then working within it and its surroundings to allow changes to occur over time," says the former lecturer at Georgia Tech's School of City and Regional Planning. "If a subdivision plat is the most permanent part of towns and cities, it is important to get it right the first time." Georgia towns such as Athens, Dublin, and Moultrie all provide positive examples of early subdivision plats according to Dagenhart.

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people, place, purpose, Richard Dagenhart, urban design
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  • Created On: Jan 2, 2014 - 3:23am
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