--Yaromir Steiner, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Steiner + Associates
..".the most comprehensive and expansive book ever written onthe subject of Retail Real Estate Development. Gibbs is byfar the most prominent advocate for reforming retail planning anddevelopment in order to return American cities to economic andphysical prominence."
-Stefanos Polyzoides, Moule & PolyzoidesArchitects & Urbanists
The retail environment has evolved rapidly in the past few decades, with the retailing industry and its placement and design of"brick-and-mortar" locations changing with evolving demographics, shopping behavior, transportation options and a desire in recentyears for more unique shopping environments.
Written by a leading expert, this is a guide to planning forretail development for urban planners, urban designers andarchitects. It includes an overview of history of retail design, alook at retail and merchandising trends, and principles for currentretail developments.
Principles of Urban Retail Planning and Developmentwill:
- Provide insight and techniques necessary for historic downtownsand new urban communities to compete with modern suburban shoppingcenters.
- Promote sustainable community building and development bymaking it more profitable for the shopping center industry toinvest in historic cities or to develop walkable urbancommunities.
- Includes case studies of recent good examples of retaildevelopment