Strip Malls or Streets?

Early shopping centers are "transitional species."

I’ve found that the period between the end of the pre-automobile era and the firm establishment of the suburban status-quo—roughly, the period between the early 1900s and the late post-WWII era—is kind of a black box for a lot of urbanist and anti-sprawl folks, not to mention apologists for today’s land-use status quo.

There seems to be a widely held imp…

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