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Houston’s Fascination With Strip Malls, For Better or Worse

Houston – for better or worse – is known for its strip malls. We have a lot of them. Strip malls aren’t the most attractive storefronts for businesses, but there are some bright spots to what many may consider eyesores. We talk with University of Houston architecture professor Susan Rogers about Houston’s strip malls. And […]

Houston – for better or worse – is known for its strip malls. We have a lot of them. Strip malls aren't the most attractive storefronts for businesses, but there are some bright spots to what many may consider eyesores.

We talk with University of Houston architecture professor Susan Rogers about Houston's strip malls. And we ask: if you were put in charge of designing a strip mall from scratch – or using the space of a strip mall for whatever you wanted, what would you do? In short, we consider how to build a better strip mall.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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