This is a great episode! Not only did I learn a lot about the history of malls, but you and Alexandra touched on a topic that my wife and I recently mentioned. There's a dead mall nearby us in Rutland, Vermont, and we discussed what might happen if it's turned into a mixed-use community center: perhaps even with some residential spaces, along with community gardens, co-working spaces, and more. Seems I should check out Alexandra's book, too.

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