How deserted procuring facilities, lifeless malls are being reclaimed

About 1,500 properties within the U.S. had been at one time an enclosed shopping center, in keeping with retrofittingsuburbia.com.

And whereas the web procuring period, and extra lately the pandemic, has pushed many conventional procuring malls into obsolescence, many struggling industrial properties throughout the nation have been reclaimed as parks, mixed-use city facilities, flats and different neighborhood areas that enrich the lives of individuals round them.

Ellen Dunham-Jones has spent about 25 years documenting these suburban retrofits, and Monday at CivicCon, she is going to focus on how communities are giving their dying procuring malls one other likelihood at

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