chapter  4
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Out-of-Town Suburban Shopping

Since it established itself in the mid-20th century, the out-of-town regional shopping centre has continually progressed through development and transformed itself into new physical formations and new shopping formats. This progression, and the emergence of completely new forms, have arisen from the continual response to different economic and physical circumstances. The transformation has been furthered by the drive to maintain a competitive edge in the market, creating a spiral of upward change. The suburban mall has come a long way since its simple beginnings at Southdale.