Suburban catastrophists such as James Kunstler argue that fossil fuel depletion will turn our suburbs into urban wastelands. But we see the suburbs as an ideal place to begin retrofitting our cities.
As we have observed, the suburb represented and accomplished the dialectic of modern urbanism, creating and destroying human possibility. Can we imagine it differently?
David Holmgren’s new book is a fascinating, and intoxicating blast of ‘what if?’ which ought to be put through every suburban letterbox in the world, although given its size I have doubts that it would fit. I am a huge Holmgren fan.
Talented designers and planners have shown us that it’s possible to retrofit suburbia.
Big box retailers have been a major player in this economy and built-environment.
How well do you know your neighbours?