Urbanism in small cities and suburbs, planning in a global context, and the stamp of retailers on the form of the city.
As the retail market becomes less certain, mixed-use developers look to other ways to boost foot traffic and create a destination.
From the decimation of downtowns to the “retail apocalypse,” massively changing retail has been the norm for the last seven decades. Urban retail may benefit from the current transformation.
A Google search for the so-called "retail apocalypse" generates more than 13 million results, but brick-and-mortar retail is growing. The data presents a more confident picture for urban and town planners, developers, investors, and merchants.
The economic effects of the COVID pandemic will accelerate the departure of anchor department stores from regional malls. How can these spaces be adapted to make our communities more resilient in the post-COVID economy?
Main Street areas stand to do well as a result of entrepreneurial activity and market forces in the aftermath of the coronavirus.