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.
An interactive map by Zimmerman/Volk Associates offers a detailed view of migration and mobility in counties nationwide.
When real estate switched from building mixed-use cities, towns, and neighborhoods, the industry adopted less sustainable selling points—like golf.
As cities boom, rental rates are easing due to supply.
As more retail moves into cities, the suburban boxes fronted by parking lots are giving way to more walkable designs.
Prices for real estate in many cities have recently stalled, The New York Times reports, yet the development boom continues.
Placemaking is not a design endeavor. Or a business proposition. Or a public health pursuit. Or an equity concern. Or an avenue for culture and the arts. It’s all of these things.
Urban living with kids, part four: What we can do to help meet the demand for family-friendly, mixed-use, walkable neighborhoods with great schools.
America's most automobile-oriented cities are changing their growth patterns, making room for new urban planning and development.