Historic planning documents, like those found in the APA's Planning Advisory Service, are full of lessons about how past planning doctrines failed their intentions, and it's always a good time for planners to re-evaluate their antecedents.
Mar 3, 2015 Strong Towns
As the global recession continues to hit the global economy, shopping centers take on two distinct development patterns in developed and developing nations.
Jun 28, 2012 Retail Traffic
A new technology enables pedestrian behavior and flow to be monitored continuously using mobile phone technology. Its use in US and UK shopping centers has consumer rights activists worried.
Jan 9, 2012 The Guardian
Built during the height of the boom, GardenWalk in Anaheim was a can't-fail mixed-use shopping center with condos. The retail opened just as the recession hit, and this week the developer has put the condo construction rights up for sale.
Mar 18, 2010 The Los Angeles Times
As a young kid, skirting aimlessly throughout my suburban municipality from one car-optimized shopping center to the next on my bicycle in search of stimulation (and perhaps trouble), I vividly recall - though I likely didn't describe it as - the internal conflict between interesting commercial destinations on the inside, and the banal, cruel approach to these places on the outside. Although the primitive human desires of my psyche subconsciously longed for a central place to congregate with other lost children of the suburbs, I never had a downtown; I never had a community center. In Blog Post
Jan 31, 2010 By
Failing malls didn’t get into trouble overnight: most began their descent long before the tough climate.
Sep 30, 2009 Building Place Notebook