A corridor at Laguna Hills mall is all but empty around 5 p.m. on a recent Friday. By the early 2000s, mallgoers were flocking to the swankier Shops at Mission Viejo. (Photo by: Adam Elmahrek)

The Rights and Wrongs of Redevelopment

The Shops at Mission Viejo is a redevelopment success story,
while adjacent Kaleidoscope Courtyards is a redevelopment failure.
The Laguna Hills mall (pictured) never even had the chance. What do
these projects and others say about redevelopment as public