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Urban Repair and Retrofitting

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Urban Repair and Retrofitting
Now that cities across the country are beginning to adopt the "new urbanism" movement, which focuses on cutting down on suburban sprawl, urban planners are working on ways to 'fix' the sprawl problem already existing in communities around the country. We'll be joined by one of those planners, who has developed a process for urban sprawl 'repair.' We'll learn about how and why these repairs are made and even talk about a few local examples of repair, or "retrofitting." Guest Tom Low - Director, Charlotte office of Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company Video | Watch DPZ's animation plan to improve Charlotte's worst intersections WFAE News | Suburban retrofit, a solution to sprawl Charlotte Talks | Managing growth in Charlotte Civic by Design website