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Downtown Revitalization: Consumers’ And City Planners’ Perceived Barriers To Integrating Large-Scale Retail Into The Downtown, Jennifer M. Donofrio
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Statement of Problem
Revitalization of downtowns across America continues to be challenged by the shift to the suburbs. The barriers to integrating large-scale retail in a small, medium, and large city downtown were examined.
Forces of Data
The System View Planning Theory (Taylor, 1998) guided the study of city planners’ and consumers’ perceived barriers to integrating large scale retail into the downtown. In order to ascertain the barriers to integrating large-scale retail into the downtown intercept-surveys with consumers (n=30, responded to the intercept survey in each city) and interviews with city planners were conducted.
Some significant differences ...