Adapting Infrastructure for Density
The young professionals of “Generation Y” are creatingin previously suburban areas, challenging communities to adapt traditional infrastructure to support dense development, says the report. Case studies include transit-oriented development; mall retrofits to turn “dying or obsolete” malls into mixed-use spaces; and the transformation of commercial corridors from “disjointed jumbles” of strip retail and parking lots into dense nodes with improved transit options. Key strategies, the report says, include stakeholder engagement; diverse funding sources; an emphasis on public spaces; and proactive planning for future development.
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Weaver, E. (2013, January 28). Adapting Infrastructure for Density. Retrieved from https://www.buildinggreen.com/newsbrief/adapting-infrastructure-density