As part of continuing Strip Appeal activities The CRSC recently hosted a Design Party to proactively re-imagine Petrolia Mall, Edmonton.
Residents used the Strip Appeal designs as inspriation for coming up with thier own ideas for redesigning Petrolia Mall as the following article in the Edmonotn Journal outlines:
The Strip Appeal catalogue has arrived and is available for sale online from amazon for $60 CDN/USD including tax, handling and shipping. Please make cheques payable to: University of Alberta. If you are in the Edmonton area you can purchase the catalogue at Audreys Books on Jasper Avenue and University of Alberta bookstores for only $46.99.
Address: City-Region Studies Centre Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta 2-184, 10230 Edmonton, AB, Canada T5J 4P6
The Strip Appeal Tour has kicked off in style opening at the UB Anderson Gallery on17th November!
Strip Appeal: Reinventing the Strip Mall is an ideas design competition and traveling exhibit initiated by the City-Region Studies Centre (CRSC) at the University of Alberta intended to stimulate and showcase creative proposals for the adaptive reuse of suburban strip malls.
At the CRSC, we believe it’s time to rethink our relationship with the strip mall.
This touring exhibit offers creative reimaginings of the strip mall from the competition shortlist to inspire architects, developers and communities to adapt these ideas for their own neighborhoods.
For example, the winning submission — Free Zoning — radically reimagines a derelict strip mall in Buffalo, NY as a building quarry. Proclaiming the site free of zoning restrictions, Davidson and Rafailidis deconstruct and inventory all the building materials on the site and demonstrate how these can be re-used to construct community housing.
UB Anderson Gallery, Buffalo NY
Nov 17 6 PM – Feb 24 2013 5 PM
Dec 6 2012 6 PM – 8 PM
A hands on workshop to explore the planning, design and business implications of proposals for new approaches to suburban neighbourhood retail. This charette will help participants implement insights from strip-appeal.com, an international design competition to reimagine the strip mall.
The presenters and facilitators have experience with urban design and retail planning. The workshop is offered by Dr. Rob Shields, the Director of the City Region Studies Centre, who has a background in architecture and is a leading expert and author on shopping malls and consumption culture, and Dr. Merle Patchett, postdoctoral fellow at the City Region Studies Centre and geographer with a specialization in material culture and new approaches to urban problems.
This charette will be of interest to planners, developers, designers and architects, community organizers and those in retail businesses. A certificate of participation will be given.
Date: June 21st
Location: Enterprise Square (room 2-167)
Facilitated by: Professor Rob Shields and Dr Merle Patchett
Price: $75, plus fees (includes refreshments)
How About Gardening or Golfing at the Mall - The New York Times
"Designers in Buffalo have proposed stripping down a mall to its foundation and reinventing it as housing, while an aspiring architect in Detroit has proposed turning a mall’s parking lot there into a community farm. Columbus, Ohio, arguing that it was too expensive to maintain an empty mall on prime real estate, dismantled its City Center mall and replaced it with a park." By Stephanie Clifford