All posts by "Stefan Al"

Associate Professor
Stefan Al is an architect, urban designer, scholar, educator, and author, currently serving as Associate Professor of Urban Design at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a leading expert on urbanization in developing countries, high-density cities, and cities of spectacle and entertainment.
Fast food court in an abandoned mall

Hyper-dense mall developments in China show a possible way forward for American retail. But not without strings attached.