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Architects, urban planners, urban designers, developers, city officials, and all those interested in revitalizing their post-industrial cities will find the tools they need here. Redeveloping Industrial Sites delivers solutions to complex issues concerning urban planning, design, and financing to reveal lessons on ways to successfully convert decaying land and buildings into vibrant parks, stimulating ...
Architects, urban planners, urban designers, developers, city officials, and all those interested in revitalizing their post-industrial cities will find the tools they need here. Redeveloping Industrial Sites delivers solutions to complex issues concerning urban planning, design, and financing to reveal lessons on ways to successfully convert decaying land and buildings into vibrant parks, stimulating cultural destinations, and active commercial complexes. In addition, carefully chosen real-world examples illustrate topics such as sustainability, public policy, and developer know-how to form a complete picture of the elements involved in planning and executing urban redevelopment projects. Redeveloping Industrial Sites:
Covers strategies used to turn abandoned industrial sites into vibrant new neighborhoods and special districts such as Toronto's Distillery District and Philadelphia's Piazza at Schmidts
Emphasizes design and economic issues that urban planners and city officials need to plan successful projects as well as manage spontaneous neighborhood transformations such as loft conversions
Includes case studies of a variety of redevelopments from across North America and Europe ranging from large projects such as New York's Hudson River Park and Amsterdam's harbor to the small, but important neighborhood regenerators such as Baltimore's American Brewery Building for Humanim
Examines how cities from Minneapolis, Minnesota to North Adams, Massachusetts, to Swansea, Wales harnessed the forces of tourism and art to transform their mills and harbors
Providing historical context as well as current perspective, Redeveloping Industrial Sites offers clear direction on repurposing derelict and polluted wastelands and warehouses into vital, living extensions of their communities.
Section One The Industrial Legacy.
Chapter 1 Patterns of Industrial Settlement.
Why Industry Left and What it Left Behind.
Chapter 2 The Emergence of an Industrial Architecture and Aesthetic.
Industrial Buildings--Early Developments.
Industrial Architecture and the Modern Movement.
Industrial Aesthetic and Renovation.
Section Two Redevelopment--An Overview.
Chapter 3 Project Planning.
Public Outreach: Requests for Proposals, Competitions and Other Tool for Public Participation.
Government Initiated Projects.
Developer Initiated Projects.
Community Initiated Projects.
Chapter 4 Public Policy and Urban Evolution.
Urban Evolution, Rezoning and Development Controls.
Art as an Economic Development Engine.
Chapter 5 Environmental Remediation and Development.
Remediation and Landscape Art and Architecture.
Chapter 6 Development Financing Programs.
Tax Credit Programs.
TIF--Tax Incremental Financing for brownfields.
Section Three Project Types.
Chapter 7 Cultural Uses.
Architecture as Advertising.
Museums of Industry.
Chapter 8 Residential, Commercial and Mixed-Use Developments.
Large Scale Redevelopment.
The Role of Single Purpose Entities or Development Corporations.
Chapter 9 Open Space and Parks.
Creating New Parks--An Overview.
Retaining History through Design.
Hudson River Park.
Posted April 21, 2012
Fascinating and rewarding study of the redevelopment of several dozen derelict and obsolescent industrial sites in England, Europe and the States, over the past generation, describing the successful revitalization of waste areas for the sake of arts and culture, the community's historic memory and amenity, and the overall civic life that has drawn people to cities for millennia, for better or worse - lately for the better. The author, an architect and planner with a great deal of practical experience, in Gotham and elsewhere, is conversant with protracted struggles, from a chocolate factory on the Marne to Manhattan's Westway, with many stories about oppositionists eventually succumbing, after decades of parochial politics, countered by a new sense of enlightened urban purpose. The author deftly explains winning formulas for over 50 luminous projects. The book is organized according to goals and settings, the physical legacy of the industrial revolution eclipsed by new technologies; inaccessible waterfronts and port situs; dysfunctional spiderwebs of rail and highways devised long ago; forlorn canals never imagined to be romantic, all becoming vital and new. The author's voice is lucid and encouraging for thoughtful urbanites who care about their surroundings and the general public well-being.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.