Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

DC Big Box retail talk tonight: National Building Museum

Small Mart Cartoon, Steve Breen, San Diego Union-Tribune
Small Mart editorial cartoon, Steve Breen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2006.

DC/Big Box Retail. The National Building Museum is sponsoring a talk in their DC Builds Series on Big Box Retail.

Thursday, September 8, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Big box retail is typically thought of, and built in, the context of suburbia or rural communities. But increasingly this retail model is being applied to urban areas. Washington, D.C. has retailers such as Target, Best Buy and Home Depot and is considering four Wal-Mart stores in various parts of the city. Join expert panelists for a discussion about how this retail model is affecting D.C.’s planning, land use, transportation, and economy.

Harriet Tregoning, director, DC Office of Planning
Jay Klug, principal, Acquisition & Development, JBG Rosenfeld Retail
Kennedy Smith, principal, the Community Land Use and Economics Group

Moderator: Gideon Berger, Urban Land Institute, Daniel Rose Center for
Public Leadership in Land Use

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