As America’s suburbs grow in more compact ways, rethinking and reworking infrastructure can be essential.
The ULI Infrastructure Initiative is pleased to release a new report entitled “Shifting Suburbs: Reinventing Infrastructure for Compact Development.” The report identifies successful strategies that have been employed to progress towards building more compact, pedestrian-friendly places. The report also identifies key opportunities—such as suburban arterials and first-ring suburbs—as well as stumbling blocks resulting from community resistance, zoning, and funding.
The information and strategies contained in the report have been drawn from the analysis of eight suburban redevelopment case studies and takes a look at how infrastructure was planned, funded and financed. Case studies include:
- Dublin, Ohio and the Bridge Street Corridor
- Aurora Corridor, Shoreline, Washington
- Belmar, Lakewood, Colorado
- State Road 7, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, Florida
- White Flint/Rockville Pike, Montgomery County, Maryland
- West End, St. Louis Park, Minnesota
- Richardson, Texas
- CityCentre, Houston, Texas
In the coming weeks, ULI’s Infrastructure Initiative will post summaries of these case studies to their blog.