Dead malls and future campuses

From Inside Higher Ed: “What we can learn from shopping malls is the necessity of letting go of what once worked. Successful malls continuously pivot. Locally owned stores and restaurants replace anchor stores and national brands. Once occupied by department stores, spaces become libraries, government offices and food stalls. Like shopping malls, the physical campus will not disappear. It will, however, look and function very differently in the years to come than it does today. Things we once did at the mall or campus, like shopping and learning, can be accomplished online. We will utilize the physical spaces where people gather, be these spaces malls or campuses, to do things that cannot be done digitally.”

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