Ten Principles for Reinventing America's Suburban Strips
Increasingly, suburban residents are calling for a greater sense of community and convenience in their lives. Suburban strip shopping centers represent incredible economic vitality, but typically lack a sense of place or community. Suburban strips are increasingly plagued by problems of commercial sprawl, deterioration, inefficiency, visual blight and traffic congestion. While suburban strips are the places where most Americans shop, they are terra incognito in terms of understanding the ways they are evolving, the forces that are buffeting them, the shapes they are taking, and the roles they will play in the new economy.
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