Places - Retrofitting Suburbia

Places – Issue 17.2 | Retrofitting Suburbia
The new design elements — bands, vertical panels, canopies, and trees — are “amenity infrastructures” because they seek to create desirable conditions other than those typical of the dominant order. Along 7th Avenue such amenities might include the modification of a public space to provide for pedestrian shade and refuge, commercial display by local merchants, and recreation and leisure activities.