This discussion board invites to – ahead of the conference – start an online conversation on the past, the present and the future of shopping centres. It aims to offer a broad scope – both in geographical terms, as well as regarding included sources. We therefore invite people to submit (online) references, or respond to posts that have been included in the ‘reply’ box at the bottom of this page.

The Gruen Effect: Victor Gruen and the Shopping Mall

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The Terrazzo Jungle

by Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker, 15 March 2004

France: Urbanisme Commercial

by Raymond Depardon, Laboratoire Urbanisme Insurrectionnel, May 2013

Prince George Plaza Hyattsville Maryland may 1959

How the Cold War Shaped the Design of American Malls

by Marni Epstein, Curbed, 11 June 2014


A Mid-Century Shopping Centre in Northern Sweden

by Christopher, Ultra Swank, 16 January 2012


The Economics (and Nostalgia) of Dead Malls

by Nelson D. Schwartz, The New York Times, 3 January 2015

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The Death of the American Mall

by David Uberti, The Guardian, 19 June 2014


How ‘Over-Retailed’ America Lost its Midtier Shopping Malls

by Spencer Peterson, Curbed, 6 January 2015


Milton Keynes Shopping Centre becomes Grade II Listed

by Maev Kennedy, The Guardian, 16 July 2010


Paris’s Galeries de Bois, Prototype of the Modern Shopping Centre

by Kim Willsher, The Guardian, 30 March 2015


Death of Canadian malls: Future of Suburban Shopping Centres in Jeopardy

by Melissa Dunne, Daily Brew – Canada News, 8 April 2015


Southdale Center: America’s first shopping mall – a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 30

by Colin Marshall, The Guardian, 6 May 2015


This symposium is organised by the Chair of Methods and Analysis at the TUDelft Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, with the generous support of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

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