Why "lifestyle centers" are not as good as main streets

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"Lifestyle centers" are a new type of mall/main street approach. As this video points out, however, they have several flaws such as:
- private control of crucial public space
- homogenous design
- replacement of local businesses for chains
- not fitting in with surrounding neighborhoods
- still centered around auto traffic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4XvEAUq8f8

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Are there any stylistic or operations elements that could be useful to look at from these models?

Why "lifestyle centers" are not as good as main streets

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