December 27, 2019, 7am PST
More online shopping means fewer consumers are spending money at brick-and-mortar stores, with suburban malls hit especially hard. But municipalities are looking for creative strategies to navigate a post-mall world.
November 30, 2019, 11am PST
Suburban malls around the country are shutting down, and the huge spaces offer a variety of opportunities for creative reuse.
October 15, 2019, 7am PDT
Fairfax County, Virginia is considering a change to its parking requirements that would lower the number of parking spots at large malls like Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria.
March 20, 2019, 10am PDT
Updates are coming to the Third Street Promenade as it seeks to innovate the retail experience.
March 8, 2019, 2pm PST
Malls in metropolitan Atlanta are thinking outside the (big) box to reposition in the age of the retail apocalypse.
March 2, 2018, 5am PST
It's a free online video game, in retro 8-bit style. What could go wrong?
August 14, 2017, 12pm PDT
Al Jazeera created a video that documents the decline of suburbia.
June 2, 2017, 2pm PDT
More apparel sales will move online, and department stores will continue to struggle in 2017.
April 20, 2017, 8am PDT
As brick and mortar retailers shed jobs and stores, suburbs will lose the most in terms of tax revenues and amenities.
March 15, 2017, 6am PDT
A massive mall, proposed for a 174-acre stretch of land that abuts the border between Miami-Dade and Broward counties, has so far breezed through approvals. "American Dream Miami" will still require political victories.
January 26, 2017, 5am PST
Some malls across the country have taken to enforcing bans on unaccompanied minors to quell potential trouble, but in California the bans are raising issues of civil libertiies.
November 23, 2016, 6am PST
Providence, Rhode Island is one of many cities to get mall-like retail center built with walkability in mind and set around a Plaza.
February 24, 2016, 7am PST
The big anchor businesses of malls are bleeding business and closing stores, dragging the rest of the mall business down with them.
February 14, 2015, 9am PST
Jon Jerde—one of the country's most recognizable and prolific architects and urban designers—passed away this week.
January 31, 2015, 7am PST
Big-name technology companies with retail stores, like Apple, Microsoft, and Tesla, have enabled many Class A malls to not just stay in business, but thrive. Record sales per square foot are flowing.
December 5, 2014, 1pm PST
A PBS Newshour economic correspondent visits the sites of former malls in Ohio and Massachusetts, some successfully repurposed, others in construction, and one in decay, speaking with economic experts along the way about the future of the mall.
January 24, 2014, 8am PST
Sears, Macy's, and J.C. Penney are among the national retailers who've announced substantial store closings recently. Retail industry experts believe the closures are just the beginning of an approaching "tsunami" of shrinking and shuttering stores.
November 28, 2013, 9am PST
When millions of Americans venture forth from their food comas tomorrow to their nearest mall, the shopping environment may have changed from last year. By design, most shoppers are unlikely to notice the increased security measures.
October 28, 2013, 10am PDT
With retail tastes changing faster than a window display at the Gap, communities across the world are developing creative solutions to refresh their vacant and underutilized retail centers. Ten projects show what's possible.
September 3, 2013, 2pm PDT
Asia's mega-malls have been booming for over a decade, many built atop former park space, and now are suffering from high vacancy rates and low consumer spending.