Suburbanization and the Rise of Shopping Mall in Urban America
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零售业集中反映了城市空间结构的变化，是衡量城市发展水平的一个重要指标，值得专门研究。本文通过对美国郊区化和购物城兴起关系的探讨，发现两者有很深的内在联系。在美国已成为郊区居民为主的情况下，购物城仍将存在下去，并保持兴盛局面。这对美国现代社会生活产生了很大的积极影响，但同时它也强化了居住区隔离现象，加深了美国社会两极分化的鸿沟。The changes of urban spatial structure are reflected centrally by retail business, which is a mark by which to determine city's developing level. In the United States suburbanization and the rise of shopping mall is inherently connected. So long as most of Americans lives in suburbs, shopping mall will continue to exist and be prosperous. This pattern has great postitive impact on American social life, but meanwhile it has been strengthening segragations in neighborhood and widening the gap between the two social poles.