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 //   //  March 28, 2015  //  No Comments

With Future Shop and Target Closing, do Big Box Stores have a Future in Canada?

It turns out that big box stores are perhaps not as invincible as they seemed just a decade ago. Today, Future Shop announced it would be closing all locations effective immediately, although 65 of the stores […]

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 //   //  January 4, 2015  //  No Comments

The Value of a Vancouver View

BC Assessment 2014 valuations have been released and the results for Vancouver are frightening. The average detached west side home is now valued at $1.8 million, while the east side is sitting just under the $1 […]

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 //   //  February 3, 2014  //  No Comments

Pedestrians or Drivers: Who is More Important?

According to several studies conducted on retail spending behaviour, customers arriving at street retail areas as pedestrians often spend more per week than drivers. In a recent article, we showed the results of one such study: […]

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 //   //  January 12, 2014  //  No Comments

Postgraduate Thesis on Shopping Centre Management

For his postgraduate thesis at the University of Hong Kong, Wing-to Hui surveyed 106 shopping centres along rapid transit lines. The author compared a series of factors and management characteristics against each centre’s management efficiency. Management […]

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 //   //  November 17, 2013  //  No Comments

Retail and Economic Mobility

I have been helping to organize an event held by the City of Toronto called the Chief Planner Roundtable. One of the common themes emerging from these discussions is how the design of our suburbs is not […]