Population shift back to cities causing suburban mall death and retrofitting says prof. Dunham Jone-

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From 2013 to 2014, the nation’s metropolitan areas gained 2.3 million people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Prof. Dunham-Jones, who directs the MS/UD program, says that this is part of the reason at least 300 malls are now dead or dying. At least 205 of these, according to Dunham-Jones’ database, are being retrofitted to serve the surrounding communities. At least 40 of the projects are for “walkable, urban, mixed use” areas, says Dunham-Jones. A number of other dead malls are being re-greened and converted into parks.

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School of City & Regional Planning

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ellen dunham jones, mall, mall death, retrofit, suburban, walkable communities
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  • Created On: Jun 11, 2014 - 11:42am
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