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Fixing a Fractured Paris
Citylab – April 12, 2017
In an effort to connect the historic city to its politically fragmented suburbs, Greater Paris is pushing an epic program of highway removal and transit revamps.

The retail apocalypse has officially descended on America

Business Insider – March 21, 2017
Thousands of mall-based stores are shutting down in what’s fast becoming one of the biggest waves of retail closures in decades.

What to do with a dead mall? Charlotte City Council set to vote on $575,000 Eastland plan

The Charlotte Observer  – March 27, 2017
Charlotte City Council is planning to vote on a new plan that will finally point the way to a solution to the problem of what to do with the long-vacant former Eastland Mall site.

Here’s Why American Suburbs Are Dying
House Beautiful – March 8, 2017
With thousands of dollars in student debt, and few job opportunities in the suburbs, remaining in cities just makes sense for this generation.

Suburban Sprawl Stole Your Kids’ Sleep
Citylab – March 23, 2017
Why does school start so early? Blame 1970s planning.

Cities Restore Lost Streets, Local Charm After Razing Failed Malls
Wall Street Journal – March 20, 2017
A hotel and an apartment complex are rising on a street here that was buried by a shopping mall for four decades.

Dying shopping malls are wreaking havoc on suburban America
Business Insider March 5, 2017
Along with potential upticks in crime, dying malls can lead to building vacancies in the areas immediately surrounding them.

The Audacious Plan to Turn a Sprawling DC Suburb Into a Big City
Washingtonian – March 29,2015
Tyson’s Corner is home to the most ambitious re-urbanization project on Earth.