Biography Looks at Creator of the Shopping Mall Author Joshua Olsen talks about Better Places, Better Lives. It's a biography of James Rouse, the renowned city planner behind the shopping mall. Rouse planned Columbia, Md., one of the best-planned communities in America, but some of his other ideas for saving America's cities and controlling urban sprawl didn't meet his expectations.
NPR logo

Biography Looks at Creator of the Shopping Mall

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4190121/4190122" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Biography Looks at Creator of the Shopping Mall

Biography Looks at Creator of the Shopping Mall

Biography Looks at Creator of the Shopping Mall

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4190121/4190122" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Author Joshua Olsen talks about Better Places, Better Lives. It's a biography of James Rouse, the renowned city planner behind the shopping mall. Rouse planned Columbia, Md., one of the best-planned communities in America, but some of his other ideas for saving America's cities and controlling urban sprawl didn't meet his expectations.

Books Featured In This Story