Urbanism Next
University of OregonUniversity of Oregon

Are Stores Doomed? Urban Retail in the E-Commerce Age

March 5, 2018 3:30 PM
5:00 pm

1.5 CM / LU Pending

Main Street is under siege once again. The rise of online giants like Amazon and Jet seems to be the latest strike in a decades-long assault on the urban store. But is it the last? How can urban retail survive and thrive in the new age of e-commerce? In this session, academic and professional research will explore the past, present, and future of urban retail. Urban morphologist Conrad Kickert will discuss his research on a century of retail change in Europe and the United States. Urban designer Vikas Mehta will present his studies on the role of neighborhood retail in vibrant communities. Professional retail expert Heather Arnold will outline various strategies for urban retail streets to remain vibrant. All three will provide unique but complementary perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for urban retail, building a road map for its future in the digital age.

Conrad Kickert
PhD, Assistant Professor of Urban Design
University of Cincinnati
Vikas Mehta
PhD, Association Professor of Urbanism; Fruth/Gemini Chair; Ohio Eminent Scholar of Urban/Environmental Design
University of Cincinnati - School of Planning
Heather Arnold
Principal of Research and Analysis

Thank you to our partners

Urban Land Institute Northwest 2018
ASLA Oregon 2018
American Planning Association 2018
Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association 2018
AIA Portland 2018
Regional & Urban Design: An AIA Knowledge Community 2018

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