Shopping Malls

Timo Hämäläinen

In Finland, the Indoor Shopping Mall Still Reigns Supreme

They're not merely a suburban phenomenon, but also dominate the retail landscape inside the nation's cities.

The World's Most Over-the-Top Shopping Mall Ads

Emerging economies promote their new shopping centers with ambitious, strange commercials.

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Asia's Mega-Mall Boom Is Headed Toward Bust

How many more giant, empty malls will it take before development priorities finally change?

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Victor Gruen Wanted to Make Our Suburbs More Urban. Instead, He Invented the Mall

How we ruined Gruen's plan for more walkable, tight-knit American downtowns.

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No More Alcohol for Egypt's Suburbs

Also, a Sydney mall muzzles screaming children and Winston Churchill gets the axe from downtown Nottingham.

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What Are the Building Types of the 'Prosumer' Society?

If we're all being put to work as consumers in the production of the things we buy, it must be having an effect on the landscape of our cities.

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The Shopping Mall Turns 60 (and Prepares to Retire)

The inventor of the suburban indoor mall came to rue his creations. But now they are dying off anyway.

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Dead Pipe Dream of the Day: Syracuse's 'Destiny USA'

It's surely just as well.

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The Death and Life of Downtown Shopping Districts

Lessons from Miami’s bold Design District experiment.

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Strip Malls Like You've Never Seen Before

The American landscape is littered with the decaying corpses of strip malls. Here are a few innovative ways we can turn them to our advantage.

Julia Levitt

A Walk Through London’s Boxpark, the Temporary Mall That's Probably Coming Soon to a City Near You

Look for more pop-up malls across Europe, and eventually the U.S., in the coming years

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Holy Spirit Shopping Mall

A struggling mall finds new tenants in multiple storefront churches