Developing successful retail centers is one of the more difficult aspects of New Urbanism, where many planned centers fail to attract key retailers or to meet market performance standards. Examine successful retail design and merchandising principles and consider how they can be applied to new urbanist communities. Participants will review demographics, site planning, tenant mix, anchor placement, vehicular circulation patterns, and modern retail principles to increase sales. Listen to an audio recording of this session.
Bob Gibbs, President, Gibbs Planning Group
Terry Shook, Principal, Shook Kelley Architects
Jane Grabowski-Miller, Design Director, Middleton Hills, Erdman Holdings, Inc