Shopping Malls

June 6, 2009, 5am PDT
A competition to design the shopping mall of the future produces some surprisingly non-futuristic results, according to juror and commentator Allison Arieff.
The New York Times
May 15, 2009, 12pm PDT
A private development of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, City Creek Center will be the largest mixed-use project in Salt Lake City.
The New York Times
April 7, 2009, 5am PDT
A panel of experts weighs in on what cities should do with their dying shopping malls.
The New York Times
March 8, 2009, 1pm PDT
American shopping malls may be dying or already dead, but they are being reincarnated as mixed-use "lifestyle centers".
Sustainable Industries
February 10, 2009, 5am PST
20 years after the Columbus City Center opened its doors, the now nearly abandoned mall is slated to be demolished. The redevelopment agency plans to replace it with a park.
The Columbus Dispatch
February 9, 2009, 6am PST
The New York Times takes a humorous look at the America's love affair (and breakup) with the mall over an Orange Julius at the Mall of America.
The New York Times
Blog post
January 24, 2009, 5pm PST

The military has recently opened a new type of recruitment office known as "The Army Experience Center" in a Philadelphia shopping mall. It's like an arcade, where video games and other interactive technologies provide visitors a glimpse of what it might be like to be in the military. It's a new approach, one that capitalizes on the modern teenager's affection for video games to attract them to the military life. You could call it persuasive, cajoling, or even a thinly-veiled attempt to con kids with flashy games, but, as it provides exactly what its target audience wants, the bottom line is that it's very effective. Why couldn't a city do the same thing?

Nate Berg
December 20, 2008, 7am PST
Despite a high concentration of shopping, jobs and parking, Tysons Corner does not have a lot of people. Plans are moving forward that will bring more life to this office park, shopping center city.
The New York Times
November 28, 2008, 7am PST
Not even the Christmas season is expected to turn things around for struggling retailers, which are dropping like leaves and littering vacancies in shopping centers across the country.
Los Angeles Times
November 22, 2008, 9am PST
With sales down at local malls and retail centers and projected at record lows for the holiday season as households curtail spending, restaurants that rely on retail traffic are preparing for losses.
Wall St. Journal
November 17, 2008, 1pm PST
Fewer and fewer malls are being built in the U.S., and as they fade from the American landscape, retailers feel the pain.
October 30, 2008, 9am PDT
Shopping malls are rarely architectural gems. Architects, especially big-name architects, typically try to stay away from designing them. But now architects are rethinking how malls should be, and looking to examples of the distant past for guidance.
Metropolis Magazine
October 3, 2008, 9am PDT
Harundale Mall, one of the first enclosed malls built in the country, is now a strip mall. This article contains an examination of its somber decline and the direction in which Harundale--and other malls--may be headed next.
The Baltimore Sun
September 11, 2008, 2pm PDT
Large shopping centers across the country have grown in quantity and size for years, but developers say that overbuilding may now be a problem.
The Wall Street Journal
July 11, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>A Houston bedroom community decides against allowing childcare centers to mix with other businesses in strip centers.</p>
The Houston Chronicle