HPRG: Retrofitting Suburbia

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday December 9, 2009
      3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: CQGRD, Technology Square, ED Building, 760 Spring Street, Suite 213, Atlanta
  • Phone: (404) 385-5133
  • URL: http://www.cqgrd.gatech.edu
  • Email: cqgrd@coa.gatech.edu
  • Fee(s):
    $0.00
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Contact

Michelle Marcus
COA- CQGRD
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Summaries

Summary Sentence: Ellen Dunham-Jones will speak about redevelopment and healthy places.

Full Summary: Ellen Dunham-Jones, Associate Professor, College of Architecture at Georgia Tech, will speak about her book Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs and the upcoming CNU 2010 Conference Rx for Healthy Places.

Ellen Dunham-Jones, Associate Professor, College of Architecture at Georgia Tech, will speak about her book Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs and the upcoming CNU 2010 Conference Rx for Healthy Places. She will give us a tour of Perimeter Place, a redeveloped suburban shopping center and provide her insights on the badâ€" as well as the goodâ€" elements of the development. She will also discuss the upcoming CNU Conference "Rx for Healthy Places" and how the policies of health are increasingly being integrated into the built environment.

After the tour, we will be visiting Taco Mac, a restaurant in the development, to continue discussion and have a small holiday social. Please join us as this will be a chance for a holiday gathering for participants to get to know each other further.It will be pay as you go.

4:00- Meet at CQGRD to caravan up to Perimeter Place (optional)

4:30- Meet at the Roundabout in Perimeter Place (across from Tin Drum, 4530 Olde Perimeter Way, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30346)

~5:30- Continue discussions at Taco Mac located in Perimeter Center


About the Book
While there has been considerable attention by practitioners and academics to development in urban cores and new neighborhoods on the periphery of cities, there has been little attention to the redesign and redevelopment of existing suburbs. Here is a comprehensive guidebook for architects, planners, urban designers, and developers that illustrates how existing suburbs can be redesigned and redeveloped. The authors, both architects and noted experts on the subject, show how development in existing suburbs can absorb new growth and evolve in relation to changed demographic, technological, and economic conditions.

About CNU
Organized with assistance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "New Urbanism: Rx for Healthy Places" will present new research and innovative techniques for incorporating health impacts into land use, transportation planning, and community design decisions at a variety of scales. Share the opportunities and challenges of strengthening the link between New Urbanism and health at CNU's 18th annual Congress in Atlanta, May 19-22, 2010. CNU 18 expects to develop sessions that integrate "health," broadly understood, into a variety of topics.

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Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
built environment, health, hprgevent, sustainability
Status
  • Created By: Michelle Marcus
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Sep 2, 2009 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:56pm