Markets

Walkable urban place types are critical to life in traditional cities and they will thrive in the long run.
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.
The post-COVID-19 economy will mean hardship for communities and urbanists, but also will create opportunities and innovation.
Corner stores are the smallest and most useful type of retail—here's how to make them succeed.
Here are ideas to help main streets and their businesses take back market share as the shopping center industry transforms.
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.
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.
Even as e-commerce takes market share and national chain stores close, demographic shifts have created a growth market for downtown retail and mixed-use.
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.
Shopability studies for two Florida cities illustrate the potential and hurdles for many American small-to-midsize downtowns.
The oldest baby boomers have crossed the 70-year old threshold, and this generation was the first to live their entire lives in a car-dependent society. Many are looking to move to an urban setting.