Tag Archives: indoor malls

Urban planning for the 21 century anyone?

A city has unused properties, underused properties and misused properties in its core.  Fully aware of this fact, it approves the building of another outdoor mall in another part of the city and the expansion of an indoor mall in yet … Continue reading

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A city’s excuses

Our downtown deteriorated because business “x” left the city. Our downtown deteriorated because industry “y” left the city. Our downtown deteriorated because manufacturing left the city; if you prefer the buzzword—deindustrialization. Our downtown deteriorated because of suburbanization.  (Ooh, another ominous … Continue reading

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Use Existing Buildings Before Building New Ones, Part 4

Why was this outdoor commercial mall built on Edmondson St. in Brantford, Ontario   when the following vacant commercial buildings in the Market Square in downtown Brantford were and are still available? Click on the picture for a closer look. … Continue reading

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