As shopping malls become too large for their small market, the spaces they once occupied become unused vacuums of real estate. These once iconic mega-centers of retail now dot the American landscape like an acne ridden teenager’s face. But instead of bulldozing these pockmarks, designers are finding innovative ways to redevelop the spaces for new uses. The old layout of parking lots and stores are now evolving into expansive sidewalks and playful environments. This idea of New Urbanism is spawned from the new goals of suburban development to foster communities. From World Changing:

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