RepurposedShoppingMalls (ThoughtStorms)

For example

Are shopping centres the "industrial hulks" (or StuffedAnimals) that the late 20th century will leave behind for the creative appropriation and re-use of the next century?

NathanLewis thinks of building a ReallyNarrowStreets development in one : here (via BillSeitz:z2012-04-05-LewisAndRobbToeholdDevelopment)

I wonder, in my NeoMedievalism, CollapseThinking mode whether they'll become the new monasteries or castles. Enclosed defensible space, large enough for a small community to live, work and grow food.

Did they contribute to the collapse?