Attacking the Setbacks of Suburbia
The Toronto Star's architecture critic Christopher Hume takes a look at Adams' idea.
"It's unlikely suburbanites would take kindly to Adams' suggestions, but that hasn't stopped him. His thesis, completed just months ago, proposes a series of moves that would transform the face of suburbia. The most contentious is probably a rezoning that would allow a new layer of housing in spaces now occupied by front yards.
'Front setback policies create a lot of space that is never used,' Adams says. 'These allowances are really problematic.'"