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How Car-Dependent Towns are Adapting Compact Living Strategies

How Car-Dependent Towns are Adapting Compact Living Strategies
How Car-Dependent Towns are Adapting Compact Living Strategies, Courtesy of Mithūn
Courtesy of Mithūn

The challenge of converting a sea of parking lots, that so often riddles auto-dependent suburbs, is in densification. Architects are introducing compact urban living models to small towns all across the country, retrofitting single-use zoning into more walkable, diverse and connected communities. Perhaps nowhere is this evolution more evident than Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood, home to the country’s oldest shopping malls. Learn how the town became denser and greener, transitioning to a transit-oriented development, “Gray, Green, and Blue: Seattle’s Northgate.”


Cite: Jose Luis Gabriel Cruz. "How Car-Dependent Towns are Adapting Compact Living Strategies" 30 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/451596/how-car-dependent-towns-are-adapting-compact-living-strategies/> ISSN 0719-8884