TOWARD A RECONCILIATION OF RETAIL AND CITY ? THE FRENCH CASE

Philippe Dugot

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After fifty non-stop years of creating monofunctional shopping centres in the french suburbs, last concepts reveal new links between consumption, retail and city. Through embellishment strategies, proximity revival and sustainable urban development orders, we can sign the different actors answers. Even if these dynamics has evolved a lot with the increase in mobility and the new way of life, it still remains effective in terms of quality products and services that meet current society needs. All these concepts seem to rethink regional planning and modern urbanity. But are these urban projects really able to reconcile retail, city and urbanity?


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