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Adaptive Reuse

A big picture explanation, with case studies, of why New York's newest wave of commercial businesses won't leave their mark on the city like it might have in the past.
Dec 23, 2014   New York YIMBY
Gold mining was an integral part of what made the city of Johannesburg, South Africa one of the most economically important cities on the continent. But as mining winds down, some are trying to find new ways to use the landscape of mining operations.
Mar 4, 2011   Places
An air hangar in Germany has been converted into a massive waterpark, which some see as the possible beginning of a trend in adaptive reuse of these types of facilities.
Dec 30, 2010   Air & Space
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