THE DAVISVILLE & LEASIDE INSIDER

THE DAVISVILLE & LEASIDE INSIDER

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Can we reinvent the suburbs?

When most people look at suburban intersections, they see malls, gas stations and parking lots. Cliff Korman sees potential.

The Toronto architect specializes in “greyfield” development. Greenfield developers build on farmland or other undeveloped space. Brownfield developers build on old industrial lands. Greyfield developers exploit the grey asphalt of suburbia. The aim is to unleash the value of underused suburban land, replacing parking lots, low-rise malls and sprawling warehouses with new apartment towers, office buildings and shopping streets.

Source: MARCUS GEE | Columnist profile | E-mail
From Saturday's Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 8:41PM EST
Last updated Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 9:17PM EST


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