Why did cities build downtown malls?



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Resources:
“The Downtown Mall Experiment” https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/01944366408978093

“When Planning Fails: Downtown Malls in Mid-Size Cities” https://www.proquest.com/openview/805846bc05d6dd71d806f6ee66b99ab6/1.pdf?cbl=27359&pq-origsite=gscholar

“Modelling pedestrian behaviour in downtown shopping areas”
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/229057270_Modelling_pedestrian_behaviour_in_downtown_shopping_areas

“Pedestrian Movement and the Downtown Enclosed Shopping Center” https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/01944369308975846

“Downtown retail revitalization: a review of American development strategies”
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/026654397364591?casa_token=W4YtfA_h0JAAAAAA:gSI_9kYvOsO922jCyqZFAq5sljThq5bucbsflqb_0fcvmdNoKcvFJyVIHmvtNSSUj9hgHAtg8G2yjw

Produced by Dave Amos in sunny San Luis Obispo, California.
Edited by Ryan Alva in Los Angeles, California.
Audio by Eric Schneider in cloudy Cleveland, Ohio.
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About the host: Dave is an assistant professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

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