Sharon Woods

Sharon Woods is the founding Principal of LandUseUSA | Urban Strategies and is also a certified Counselor of Real Estate (CRE). She has 30 years of professional experience in market research, location analysis, land use economics, and downtown revitalization. She has also built a new approach to Target Market Analysis that measures the market potential for missing housing formats and retailers based on the lifestyle preferences of migrating households. Her early career includes 10 years of employment in senior level positions at four Fortune 500 retail corporations, including Target/Dayton-Hudson, Macy's/Federated, Sears/Kmart, and General Motors. She has since become an active urbanist, is CNUa certified, serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and is also a faculty member with the Incremental Development Alliance.

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How brick-and-mortar stores can benefit from e-commerce

The impact of e-commerce on physical stores is not as negative as many believe—downtown merchants can thrive in this environment through omni-channel marketing and creating unique experiences.
SHARON WOODSSEP. 30, 2019
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How urban places can adapt after the coronavirus

Walkable communities will continue to be viewed as ideal for live, work, and play—but more responsibility will fall on community planners to accommodate new desires, needs, and expectations.
SHARON WOODSAPR. 8, 2020
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How urban places can adapt after the coronavirus

Walkable communities will continue to be viewed as ideal for live, work, and play—but more responsibility will fall on community planners to accommodate new desires, needs, and expectations.
SHARON WOODSAPR. 8, 2020