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Planning the New Suburbia free pdf The suburbs house two-thirds of North America's population and are the subject of much debate and criticism. Planning the New Suburbia, by Avi Friedman, is a radical challenge to create affordable, adaptable, and environmentally sustainable neighbourhoods. An architect and planner, Friedman suggests new methods of design and regulation that would enable urban planners to conceive and inhabitants to adapt suburban communities and homes to their evolving needs, as a result of changing family size or an aging population. Friedman surveys the evolution of urban planning, the history of "ideal" communities, the development of North American suburbs, and the theory behind flexible suburban design. Three case studies offer practical examples of his approach, generously illustrated with drawings, plans, and photographs to demonstrate Friedman's ideas in action. Rather than dismissing a suburb as an unattractive, impersonal sprawl, Friedman shows how the idea can be modified into an affordable, sustainable, and adaptable community.

About Avi Friedman

Avi Friedman is Associate Professor and director of the Affordable Homes Program at McGill University. He has won numerous awards including the World-Habitat Award (United Nations), the Creative Achievement Award (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture), and the Prix J.-Armand Bombardier (Association canadienne-francaise pour l'avancement des sciences) for his Grow Home and Next Home innovations.

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Author : Avi Friedman
Publisher : University of British Columbia Press
Data Published : 30 November 2001
ISBN : 0774808586
EAN : 9780774808583
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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