GPG is considered one of the foremost urban retail planning consultancies in America. For more than two decades, GPG's expertise in commercial development and sustainable town planning has been sought by some of the most respected mayors, highly regarded architects, and successful real-estate developers in the country.
A recognized leader in the real estate industry, GPG has pioneered development of the sustainable and community-oriented principles of Traditional Town Planning and Smart Growth. Responsible planning, however, is more than assembling coherent urban villages or walkable neighborhoods. GPG believes that sustainable development and vibrant community life are only possible with a vital commercial life, and that new and old towns alike need intelligent strategies for their survival. Since its inception, GPG has been active in developing innovative yet practical methods for applying modern trends in commercial development to more than 500 town centers and historic districts here and abroad.
GPG's retail planning excellence lies in advising public and private sector clients on the psychology of commerce - the practical science of analyzing and adjusting all elements known to affect a shopper's mood in the marketplace. GPG is renowned for applying fundamental retail and merchandising principles for reviving retail in moribund downtowns and for instilling robust commerce in new town centers.
In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, GPG is pleased to host:
The Economics of Urbanism - a symposium on March 20, 2014
The symposium is ideal for architects, developers, elected officials, policymakers & urban planners. The event will cover economic & development techniques for mixed-use urban projects and historic city center development. Speakers include: James Tischler, Director, Community Development Division of MSHDA • Stefanos Polyzoides, Architect - CNU co-founder • James Howard Kunstler, Author of “Geography of Nowhere” and “The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition” • Yaromir Steiner, Easton Town Center • Robert Gibbs, Author of “Principles of Urban Retail” • Among others!
Robert Gibbs' new book is available at Amazon.com.
Event: March 20, 2014 Birmingham, Michigan at the Birmingham Community House
Contact: Carol Lombardi 248.642.4800 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by: Gibbs Planning Group, the Urban Retail Institute, Michigan ASLA, Michigan CNU and Michigan Land Use Institute
Tickets: $100; ASLA, CNU & MLUI members: $90; Students: $50
“The Gibbs plan has been the bible for Charleston's latest planning redevelopment efforts along King Street and in our Historic Market Square."
-Mayor Joseph Riley, Charleston