8 Tips for Suburban Placemaking
Eric Bethany offers a few guidelines for the development of successful suburban centers—following the trend of suburban areas around the country mimicking the walkability and a mix of uses found in more urban areas.
Bethany is taking inspiration from the development of Parsons Alley in the city of Duluth, Georgia, which won a 2017 ULI Development of Excellence Award and a 2017 Charter Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism.
The bulk of the post is devoted to a list of placemaking guidelines that are borrowed from examples like New Orleans, Charleston, and streetcar suburbs outside Atlanta.
The list reads as follows, with more detail in the source post:
- Storefronts you can touch
- It's all about the glass
- Perimeter Parking
- Great public space
- Familiar materials
- Open container
- Attention to detail