This issue explores the role of retail development and planning initiatives in the life of communities and city streets, as well as the importance of the experience and functionality of a retail space. The following articles represent a variety of retail environments. As a group they provide insight into both the placemaking efforts of retail development and the role of design in creating spaces that continue to perform over time. Current retail design trends and the value of the rehabilitation of abandoned retail buildings are both explored.
Retail Development and Design 30
Pioneering Shopping Centers
J. Brantley Hightower, AIA
36 Standing Up to the Strip Mall Met Retail
Studio 8 Architects Rebecca Roberts
40 Buy Local
46 A Fresh Patina Patina
Gensler Gregory Iba単ez, FAIA
50 Re-Tailoring Retail
Texas Architect 29
This issue explores the role of retail developmentand planning initiatives in the life of communitiesand city streets, as well as the import...