_Increasingly, our understanding of what Urban is rests on the act of shopping. Seen in most cities (esp-ecially European) is the mall-ification of the centres into pedestrian designated shopping streets_a. The centres of these cities begin to resemble one another and emit similar culture, while purporting to be a unique experience. At the same time, the shopping centre has become the representation of Urban-ness in suburban developments and the Zwischenstadt_b.
_To apply a situationist practise, today we dérive in the shopping mall.