Drosscape: Wasting Land Urban America

Drosscape: Wasting Land Urban America

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Annotation Do you really know what's under that new house you just bought? How about what's underneath the neighbourhood playground? Was the big-box retailer down the street built atop a toxic site?These are just a few of the worrisome scenarios as our cities begin a stealthy relocation of industrial facilities from the inner city to the urban periphery. These are the places Alan Berger has coined qdrosscapes, q and this is his guide to the previously ignored field of waste landscapes.On average, self-storage facilities make net profits of about 60 to 70 percent occupancy (largely due to low building and operating costs).10 This is incentive for using REIT investor capital to build an excess of self-storage facilities. Through thisanbsp;...

Title:Drosscape: Wasting Land Urban America
Author:Alan Berger
Publisher:Princeton Architectural Press - 2007-05-03


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