When a big box store upsizes to an even bigger "supercenter," it leaves behind a changed landscape to which there’s no return: acres of land have been paved around it; highway traffic pours into it; local roads end at it. These vistas have become a dominant feature of the American countryside. In Big Box Reuse, Julia Christensen shows us how ten communities have addressed this problem, turning vacated Walmarts and Kmarts into something else: a church, a library, a school, a courthouse, a recreation center, and other structures.
Hardcover. 240 pages.