Distinguished Speaker Series: Bob Gibbs and Stefanos Polyzoides
Post War American commercial development has focused on developing in greenfield locations, ignoring many main streets and historic downtowns. While city centers have successfully rebuilt neighborhoods and attracted new residential growth, many American downtowns lack even the most basic retail goods and services.
In order to make our towns and cities more livable, we need to revive the urban market share - and soon. Join CNU co-founder Stefanos Polyzoides, and retail planning expert Bob Gibbs, for a discussion about the vital role of a thriving urban economy in the success of vibrant places. Speakers will review case studies including Cambridge, Charleston, and Old Town Alexandria to examine the future of urban retail, and discuss the practical role tactical urbanism can play in advocating for widespread economic change.
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