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Lessons from a changing suburbia
Blaine Brownell reviews “Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia,” the latest book by June Williamson and Ellen Dunham-Jones. March 2021 article in The Journal of the American Institute of Architects 0 Comments
Will suburbia save the mall?
It’s not clear how many people are leaving cities due to the pandemic. Or how much it helps the once-popular shopping destination if they do. Full story here 0 Comments
Revenge of the Suburbs: Suburbia was never as bad as anyone said it was. Now it’s looking even better
American life has been suburban for a century, and it’s a mistake to see suburbia as an historical aberration waiting to collapse. Thoughtful article in The Atlantic magzine from IAN BOGOST – a contributing writer at The Atlantic and the Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies at the 0 Comments
Fleeing the city: Here’s what new homeowners are looking for in suburbia
Kristina and Grayson Dove enjoyed all the city life San Francisco had to offer from their two-bedroom condo in a high-rise residential tower downtown. Great restaurants, nightlife, theater, music and arts events lay just outside their door. Kristina’s office was an easy BART stop away. Then came March of 2020. The 0 Comments
Office developers turn attention outside Melbourne’s CBD
Development applications are coming in thick and fast for office projects in the City of Yarra region. While Melbourne’s CBD office vacancy is currently 8.2 per cent, the long-term future for office space will be recovery, according to Knight Frank Melbourne research. The March results are significantly higher than July’s 0 Comments
Sunshine Station super hub plans ‘watered down’
Victorian developers and councillors are seeking clarity on the new Sunshine station super hub after the state government dropped its branding from the latest project updates. The transport hub was meant to be part of the new Melbourne Airport Link, the catalyst in creating a new capital in Melbourne’s west, 0 Comments
Developers create billion-dollar Penrith pipeline
Penrith CBD is on the cusp of change with the designs of two major council projects moving forward. Woods Bagot was this week announced as the winner of the council chambers’ design competition to revamp the current chambers at 129-131 Henry Street. Meanwhile, the winning design for a commercial building 0 Comments
The death of the American city: rising crime and a pandemic-inspired exodus are powering urban decay
Today’s urban promise is… vastly different [to the past] — not only in New York, but San Francisco and Los Angeles, London and Paris. No longer cities of aspiration, they are increasingly defined by an almost feudal hierarchy: the rich live well, protected by private security and served by local 0 Comments
$1.4 billion mixed use precinct for suburban South Yarra’s Jam Factory
Melbourne’s famous South Yarra Jam Factory will be redeveloped under a new partnership between Newmark Capital, Gurner and Qualitas. New plans include a mixed-use precinct that would reshape South Yarra and have an expected end value of about $1.4 billion. Plans include 20,000sq m of retail, 20,000sq m of commercial 0 Comments
$11 Million District Park & Community Facility – Archerfield Wetlands Parkland, Brisbane
Stunning new $11 million suburban park planned for Brisbane’s south side. A real community lifting initiative. All the details here. 0 Comments