How a mall-turned-public park saved downtown Columbus

Oct 12, 2017
The redevelopment project helped attract $400 million in investment and thousands of new residents.
Columbus Commons hosts more than 200 events a year, including a Harvest Fair on September 30, 2017. 
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Detroit's chief storyteller says it's time to talk to about neighborhoods that persevered

Jul 24, 2017
Aaron Foley says there are "680,000 stories waiting to be told. Not all of them come from downtown."
Aaron Foley says he heard about the Detroit race riots at home, and “hardly anybody wanted to really go in depth and talk about.” Above, a group of men in Detroit construct a barricade to keep their street safe during the 1967 riots.
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Death in the suburbs: Reinventing the American mall

Feb 26, 2015
Deserted malls dot the suburbs. But some are getting a new lease on life.
Santa Fe Mall in Duluth, GA, is geared toward Hispanic shoppers. Highlights include a popular food court. 
Caitlin Esch