The Urban Transformation of Yesterday's Malls

Evening Forum

As online retail has brought a new level of convenience to shopping, large, car-oriented malls and shopping centers around the country have suffered. Built on what was once the urban frontier, many of these 20th-century spaces sit on large sites now considered the “inner ring” suburbs or even the urban core. These underutilized forms present opportunities for re-imagination, redevelopment and a more cohesive pattern of urban development. Come hear how these sites are being rethought all around the Bay Area.

+ Reed Moulds / Sand Hill Property Company
+ Leslie Lundin / LBG Realty Advisors
+ Thomas Liao / City of San Leandro


Free to the public. Our first event of the month in each city is free to everyone.


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