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How to Add Density Without Destroying Character

Speakers

Ann McGlone, AIA, Ann Benson McGlone
David Sargent, Sargent Town Planning

Category/Track/LUHs

CE Sessions
Preservation/Restoration
1.50 HSW
1.50 LUH

Schedule

Saturday, November 9, 2013
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Class Code: 131

Room / Location

Room 204 / Convention Center Second Floor

Description

Preservationists have played an active role in promoting sustainability by discouraging sprawl and encouraging a move back into the inner cities. The result has been pressure to add density to historic districts and urban neighborhoods. But how does one add density without destroying character?

In this session, we'll explore various historic models for adding density to neighborhoods, including duplexes, quadplexes, bungalow courts, garden walks, and live/works in new ways to meet the lifestyle needs of a contemporary society. We'll examine appropriate infill in the difficult transitional areas between downtown and established neighborhoods; usually an unfortunate mix of large parking lots, light industry, scattered older homes, and abandoned retail neighborhoods. Model projects from Southern California, Alamo Heights, Texas and Lawrence, Kansas will inspire solutions.

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