Shaping the City: Great Shopping Streets
Local planners used to favor suburban strip malls and indoor shopping centers. Today, they're promoting the virtues of walkable retail districts with a lively vibe and a strong draw. Walkable retail. Many food options. Easy to cross streets. Kojo and architect Roger Lewis explore what's working in a place like Old Town Alexandria or Bethesda that isn't working in Tyson's Corner or White Flint. what combination of retail, restaurants, traffic and architecture make for a great shopping street.