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Planning Matters in Retail Development

JULY 15, 2013 - 8:30 AM to JULY 17, 2013 - 5:00 PM ET

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

Planning for retail development is important not only for economic reasons but for creating sustainable communities.  This session – Urban Retail: Essential Planning, Design and Management Practices – hosted by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design will focus on the use of smart methods for planning and design in urban retail spaces in an effort to build mixed-use urban centers. The session will combine these concepts with other best practices in sustainability.

Topics will include market demographics, typologies, consumer psychographics and planning for great town centers.  In addition, market research, branding, site selection ideas and considerations for streetscape will be covered as well as merchandizing, design centers, parking and more.  Participants will learn how to create a flow between residential, business, civic and retail entities and learn sustainable building and historic preservation methods.

Instructors include:

  • Robert J. Gibbs, ASLA Gibbs Planning Group
  • Terry Shook, FAIA Shook Kelley
  • Yaromir Steiner, Steiner + Associates
  • Stefanos Polyzoides, Moule & Polyzoides Architects
  • Jane Grabowski-Miller, ASLA, CNU-A Erdman Development Group
  • Steven Sugg, City Manager City of University Place, WA

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