No matter your reason for visiting Atlanta, retail therapy needs to be on your agenda. Another reason why the shopping malls in the urban centre cannot function as the public domain as the ones in the new towns do is they are not designed to serve only the surrounding neighbourhoods but actually the whole city of Hong Kong, probably due to their high land value and rent.
SM City North EDSA is a shopping mall located at the intersection of North Avenue and Epifanio de los Santos Avenue in Quezon City, was opened in the year of November 25, City North EDSA innovated and institutionalized the one-stop shopping complex” and was the first mall in the Philippines to introduce malling” as a pastime.
In this section, I shall illustrate the relationship between the shopping malls and communities and how the malls have been breaking down the social ties in the neighbourhood; in the next section, I shall illustrate how the shopping malls have been turning the neighbourhoods or even the while city into sites of consumption.
The International Council of Shopping Centers classifies shopping malls into eight basic types: neighborhood center, community center, regional center, superregional center, fashion/specialty center, power center , theme/festival center, and outlet center 29 These definitions, published in 1999, were not restricted to shopping centers in any particular country, but later editions were made specific to the US with a separate set for Europe.
In new towns, these are common scenarios due to the planning and mode of development as we have discussed in the last three sections; in the urban centre, this is the aftermath of various revitalization, renewal and redevelopment projects, jointly carried by the government and real estate developers, in which a lot of streets, markets and groceries were turned into shopping malls or parts of them.