Redeveloping Industrial Sites: A Guide for Architects, Planners, and Developers (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 7, 2010 - Architecture - 256 pages
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The ultimate resource on strategies for redeveloping abandoned urban sites

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.

  

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Contents

Project Planning
45
OwnerDeveloperInitiated Projects
59
Why Industry Left and What It Left Behind 18 and Urban Evolution
75
An Industrial Architecture
88
Industrial Aesthetic and Renovation 39 Remediation and Development
115
OVERVIEW Sustainability Issues
121
Development Financing
131
PROJECT TYPES
147
Residential
183
Open Space and Parks
229
Afterword
269
Index
275
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Carol Berens is a vice president with the Empire State Development Corporation in New York City. An architect and developer, Berens manages land development of upstate New York mixed-used communities as well as the sale and development of state-owned land. She is the author of the book Hotel Bars and Lobbies, as well as articles on design and urban issues.

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