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Urban Retail: Best Practices for Cities and Town Center at Harvard University

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Now in its 23rd year, this fast-paced program is one of Harvard’s most popular and longest running executive education urban planning and real estate classes. The session examines the proven planning approaches, retail design, and merchandising principles necessary for the creation of urban retail in cities and new town centers. This includes tactics used by leading retail developers and considers how they can be applied to a variety of urban settings. Retailing—the exchange of goods, services, and experiences—is in the midst of change unprecedented in modern times. The class includes numerous guest speakers who have managed or developed some of the most successful and innovative cities and Post-War walkable town centers.

Monday, June 24 - June 26, 2019 | $1,950 | Register Now

CEUs: 21 AIA/CES (HSW) | 21 AICP/CM | 21 LA/CES (HSW)

Lead Instructors:
Robert J. Gibbs, AICP, ASLA | President, Gibbs Planning Group, Inc.
Terry Shook, FAIA | Principal, Shook Kelley, Inc.

Guest Speakers:

Bobby Boone | Small Business/Retail Attraction Manager, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

Andrew Gibbs, CFA | Director, Capital Markets, Stoltz Real Estate Partners

Louis Marquet | Vice President, Leyland Alliance

Eldon Scott | Director, Urban Space Management

David Williams | Executive Vice President of Architecture and Planning, Caruso Affiliated

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