Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Pleasant Family Shopping blog

A blog devoted to the retail industry--stores, shopping centers, etc.--as it developed during the era of the regional city as dominated by automobile-centric mobility. Great posts, great images.

On another note, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer blog (the paper is no longer published but the website still exists and is updated) has a feature on Seattle's Northgate Mall, "How Northgate Mall shaped the nation," which unbeknownst to me, is the first shopping mall called a "mall" and is one of the earliest such shopping centers in the U.S., pre-dating some of the earlier such shopping centers in Michigan and Minnesota (home of the first enclosed mall, because of the tough winters).

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