Adaptive Reuse

Famous examples of aging architecture styles, such as brutalism, are in need of renovations, sometimes requiring the public to pay the bill. But brutalist buildings are often obdurate and hard to adapt and reuse.
Sep 9, 2014   Architectural Record
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
The abandoned infrastructure for an inner-city rail project in Lima, Peru, has been adapted into a playful amusement park.
Feb 18, 2010   Treehugger
Underused since the end of the 2008 Summer Olympics, the Beijing Water Cube swimming stadium will be converted into a water park.
Feb 5, 2010   Agence France Presse
An interdisciplinary team of urban designers, architects, and analysts have proposed a neo-retro-futurist scenario for making downtown Portland nearly car-free by 2050.
Jan 18, 2010   Hugeasscity
This slideshow from the <em>BBC</em> explores how Beijing's iconic Bird's Nest Olympic stadium is being reused -- as a kids theme park.
Jan 6, 2010   BBC
Closed car dealerships across the country are finding new life as yoga studios, classrooms, and day care centers.
Dec 29, 2009   Gazette Times
School officials in the UK are increasingly looking at old office buildings and other existing facilities that can be converted into school houses more affordably than building from scratch.
Dec 14, 2009   Guardian
New York City is developing a handful of new parks on industrial lands and otherwise underused spaces. <em>Urban Omnibus</em> talks with Adrian Benepe, the city's commissioner of parks and recreation about the new projects.
Sep 21, 2009   Urban Omnibus