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Cityscape focuses on urban life in our metro area. Topics range from urban design and architecture to transportation, highways, traffic, transit, walking and biking. Cityscape also examines important urban issues — such as real estate development, education, crime, poverty and family life — as well as the arts, sports and entertainment in our community.

The visionary challenges of rethinking the strip mall

“The biggest challenge is that the city’s visions do not always match the landowner's visions for the property,” says planner Glen Markegard.