Planning for Retail in an On-Line World
1.5 CM / LU Pending
Retail site selection is as much of a science as an art form. If that isn’t challenging enough, the rise in e-commerce has made retail planning even more complex, with significant implications for those who design public policy, make capital investment decisions, and develop the regulatory and zoning frameworks that inform land use and urban design. What we do know is that these changes have caught the retail industry, as well as those in both the public sectors by storm. This session, led by leading retail real estate advisors and planners of mixed-use places, will explore the impact of e-commerce on urban places – and will offer a set of solutions that might mitigate impact and take advantage of opportunities during this time of transition. Participants will have an opportunity to share their own challenges and receive real-time feedback from peers and instructors.