How to Retrofit a Cul-de-Sac

Eric Brown of Brown Design Studio proposes some solutions for retrofitting cul-de-sacs to reconnect them with the urban grid.
October 31, 2011, 6am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Brown explains that their are obvious limitations to what one can do when retrofitting a cul-de-sac:

"Often, our project is already entitled or zoned and the client does not wish to go back into that arena. Other times, much of the actual infrastructure is already in as is the case here.

Our one solution was to begin to define the former bottom of the bag into a multi-use place. Cars use this place but also kids, bikes and humans in general. It becomes a place that social things happen in as well as a simply visually pleasing space."

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Published on Sunday, October 30, 2011 in New Urbanism Blog
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