Friday, August 29, 2008

"Green" shopping mall design?

My faithful Canukistani operative Yuri sent me this interesting article on redesigning failing shopping malls into more people-friendly and green designs. A group called the Congress of the New Urbanism is one of the parties pushing this redesign of old-style, enclosed shopping malls. They produced an intriguing document called "Malls into Main Streets, an in-depth guide to transforming malls into communities."

I know there are a number of designer-types that read this blog, I figured ya'll might be into this. For us lay-people, perusing the various links can provide some very cool brain-candy.

Enjoy listening to designers go off, especially when it's about something as cool as taking crappy shopping malls and turning them into downtown meccas,


[illustration credit in linked article]

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