Upcoming Lecture: Sustainable Urban Retail in Memphis: Contemporary Principles and Practices
Upcoming Lecture: Sustainable Urban Retail in Memphis: Contemporary Principles and Practices.
Robert Gibbs, Gibbs Planning Group
April 12, 2012
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
5:30 – Networking Reception sponsored by Memphis Regional Design Center
6:00 – Program
7:30 – Conclude
Christian Brothers University Buckman Hall
Montesi Room (Reception)
Spain Auditorium (Program)
Sustainable Urban Retail in Memphis: Contemporary Principles and Practices will include an overview of recent trends in urban retail and provide a framework retail strategy for three Memphis neighborhoods. The presentation features Gibbs Planning Group founder Robert Gibbs. Gibbs Planning Group is one of the foremost urban retail consultancies. Gibbs believes that sustainable development and vibrant community life are only possible with a vital commercial life, and that cities need intelligent strategies for creating competitive and sustainable commercial downtown districts and neighborhood commercial centers. Robert Gibbs will present and discuss:
- Required market demographics for a variety of retail types, the importance of individual store location and basic principles of successful store design;
- How the practical science of analyzing and adjusting all elements known to affect a shopper’s mood in the marketplace has informed design and development principles for reviving retail in declining downtowns and neighborhood commercial centers;
- Essentials of how to program, plan, and develop historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial centers; and
- How principles of retail development can be combined with the best practices of architectural and urban design to create successful and competitive mixed-use commercial centers.
This presentation will also provide a framework retail strategy for three Memphis neighborhoods. This strategy will examine the current retail environment, provide strategies for strengthening the retail options, and suggest ways that new trends in urban retail could be successfully applied in each neighborhood.
The Sustainable Urban Retail in Memphis: Principles and Practices program is open to the community and is designed for developers, retailers, architects, landscape architects, planners, civic leaders, city officials, urban designers, urbanists, neighborhoods supporters, and anyone else interested in creating sustainable and thriving commercial centers that generate vitality for our communities.
This is a FREE event, however seating is limited so registration is required. CLICK HERE for online registration.
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