Ellen Dunham Jones, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Georgia Tech, will speak about “Retrofitting Suburbia for 21st Century Challenges” on Thursday, November 7th at 6pm.
When Dunham-Jones and June Williamson wrote Retrofitting Suburbia, they had 80 case studies mostly focused on reducing automobile dependence. Ten years later, they have 2,000 case studies documenting how communities are now asking “while we reduce automobile dependence, what can we do about climate change, the suburbanization of poverty, public health, the loneliness epidemic and other 21st century challenges that the suburbs were never designed for?” Dunham-Jones will present research from their forthcoming book, The Retrofitting Suburbia Case Studies: Designs for 21st Century Challenges.
Ellen Dunham-Jones, FCNU, is a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Director of the MS in Urban Design. An authority on sustainable suburban redevelopment, she is co-author with June Williamson of Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs. work has been featured in The New York Times, TED, PBS, and NPR. The Retrofitting Suburbia Case Studies is forthcoming in 2020. She recently co-authored the Best Practices Manual for User Experience in AV Shuttles.