Adaptive Reuse

Tech firms have taken over more than three million square feet of existing office and industrial space in San Francisco—nearly the equivalent of New York City's new 1 World Trade Center building.
Jun 7, 2014   New York Times
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is urging for golf courses to be expropriated for other uses, and calling on citizens to make use of abandoned land.
Nov 3, 2010   Bloomberg
An architect and planner in India has proposed a plan to convert Delhi's storm drains into a network of walkways and passages.
Aug 25, 2010   The City Fix
That's the name of the new project being built in the Beijing Watercube, one of the city's highlight architectural creations built for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Aug 1, 2010   Contract
Decommissioned Tempelhof Airport in Berlin had been the subject of grand plans for reusing the massive space for the last two years. But with little money in city coffers, officials decided to simply open it to the public as-is.
Jul 20, 2010   Los Angeles Times
A decades-old plan to convert a bus yard into a housing project has gained new momentum in San Francisco.
Jul 15, 2010   The San Francisco Examiner
Officials in Seattle are trying to pass legislation that would allow stalled construction sites to be reused as parking lots and temporary vending areas.
Jun 15, 2010   The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Revelations that a school cafeteria in Philadelphia is being used as a nightclub on the weekends has outraged locals and parents.
Apr 2, 2010   The New York Times
Activists have turned the site of a former inner-city freeway in San Francisco into a community garden.
Mar 21, 2010   Good
A former Naval weapons station in Concord, California will be converted into a new, 12,000-home neighborhood.
Feb 26, 2010   The Contra Costa Times
As the auto industry evolves, the vast car lots that sprung up in many California towns over the past few decades are falling out of use. Cities are looking at new ways to reuse these spaces.
Feb 24, 2010   Los Angeles Times