Retail or Mixed-Use

Walkable urban place types are critical to life in traditional cities and they will thrive in the long run.
Main Street areas stand to do well as a result of entrepreneurial activity and market forces in the aftermath of the coronavirus.
A shocking number of American small businesses, employing tens of millions of people, are at imminent risk of permanent closure if the crisis continues much longer, according to a survey of Main Street America.
The village center is a walkable urban retail type comprising a small group of shops that allow nearby residents to make quick purchases—often on the way home.
Corner stores are the smallest and most useful type of retail—here's how to make them succeed.
An engaging storefront starts with a vision, then good storytelling, and design that engages the community.
Retail success is tricky in new urban places—so pay attention to fundamental principles because buying and selling are essential activities in a walkable urban center.
For many years, retailers resisted the architecture of street-facing storefronts, but necessity is the mother of flexibility.
Here are ideas to help main streets and their businesses take back market share as the shopping center industry transforms.
While hundreds of malls are declining, they are also being reused for all kinds of purposes—including walkable urban places in communities lacking in this kind of environment.
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.