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Mall Remix: breathing new life into old malls

September 02, 2020

Strategies for creating walkable urban places

Even before the pandemic, retail was in a sharp decline. And while closures are now estimated to be over double that of last year, they represent an opportunity. Owners and communities can revitalize these properties and transform them into something new—from walkable mixed-use districts that form new centers for their communities to innovation districts to healthcare centers—unlocking significant economic, social, and environmental benefits.

How can we take advantage of these market forces to breathe new life into these old malls? Watch our moderated Q&A with industry experts to discuss opportunities for redevelopment and repositioning.



  • Colleen Dixon, Architect, Stantec
  • Kent Gonzales, Vice President, Northland Investment Corporation
  • Larisa Ortiz, Managing Director, Research + Analysis, Streetsense
  • Steven Levin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Centennial Real Estate
  • Whitney Livingston, Chief Operating Officer, Centennial Real Estate
  • David Dixon

    Residential Architecture Magazine named David to their Hall of Fame as “the person we call to ask about cities"

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  • Jason Beske

    A senior urban designer focused on the opportunities and challenges facing suburbs in America, Jason has worked on large-scale comprehensive plans and civic engagement initiatives as well as neighborhood, district, and high-profile site planning.

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  • Colleen Dixon

    An architect, Colleen has worked on a wide variety of projects that range from master plans to buildings and urban design She’s also worked in a variety of settings, including institutional, industrial, mixed-use residential, and retail.

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