Michael Krasny’s Forum program on KQED, the NPR affiliate in Northern California, featured ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell in a panel discussion titled: The Decline of Shopping Malls. Show description:
Sacramento’s long-troubled Downtown Plaza is reeling from the recession, mirroring the decline of shopping malls across the country. As part of our “Facing Hard Times” series, we look at what dead or struggling shopping centers mean for local economies — and for America’s mall culture.
- Helene Klodawsky, producer of the film “Malls R Us,” a new documentary on the popular culture, architecture, politics and
economics of malls
- Mary Lynne Vellinga, business editor for the Sacramento Bee
- Stacy Mitchell, senior researcher at the New Rules Project and author of “Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America’s Independent Businesses”
- William Coyle, managing director of the Sacramento and Roseville offices of Colliers International, a full service commercial retail firm