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Suburbs deserve a better, more resilient future—and June Williamson shows that they can be reinvigorated through inventive design. Drawing on award-winning design ideas for revitalizing Long Island, she offers valuable models not only for U.S. suburbs, but also those emerging elsewhere with global urbanization. Williamson argues that suburbia has historically been a site of great experimentation, and is not destined to remain filled with strip malls and excess parking lots. Providing a broad vision of suburban reform based on the best schemes submitted in Long Island’s highly successful “Build a Better Burb” competition, she presents designs that operate at a regional scale, tackling systems such as transit, aquifer protection, and power generation. Join June Williamson; Rob Lane, Senior Fellow at RPA; Kazys Varnelis, Director of the Network Architecture Lab at GSAPP; and Jocelyn Wenk of the Long Island Index as they discuss pragmatic yet visionary strategies to take the sprawl out of suburbia, creating a vibrant, new suburban form.