Place Making: A New Suburban Trend

Reinventing suburban communities with a sense of place.

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October 18, 2000, 8:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


In the 1980s, when the New York Islanders hockey team won the Stanley Cup four years in a row, the team’s triumphant motorcade was reduced to circling around the suburban Nassau Coliseum parking lot as loyal fans cheered them on. There was nowhere else to go. That sad scene could soon change as “place making”—a new development trend discussed at ULI’s first place-making conference held a year ago last June in Chicago—drives the reinvention of dozens of suburban communities across the country as well as new development, creating places where there were none.Note: The full text of this article may only be available to ULI members.

Thanks to Urban Land Magazine

Tuesday, October 17, 2000 in Urban Land Magazine

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