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Village Centers: CNU Public Square

Best Practices for Neighborhoods & Villages: Robert Gibbs March 2020

https://www.cnu.org/publicsquare/2020/04/06/village-centers-offer-quick-and-local-shopping

Solutions for Main Street: CNU Public Square 

Designing & Managing Main Street Retail, Robert Gibbs July 2019

 https://www.cnu.org/publicsquare/2019/07/29/problems-and-solutions-main-street-retail 

Vacant Storefronts: The Wall Street Journal

The future for Downtown Empty Store Fronts: March 2019

https://www.wsj.com/articles/vacant-storefronts-find-new-life-as-space-for-recitals-banquets-and-pet-parties-11551798000 

Warren Plans 125 M Town Center at City Hall Site: Detroit News

New Center to Complete City's Vision for a Walkable Downtown: March 2018 

 https://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180323/news/656006/warren-to-seek-developer-for-125-million-plus-walkable-downtown 

Experiential Shopping: Washington Post

How Cities Can Offer Competitive Shopping Districts: Jan 2018

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/why-developers-are-offering-experiences-to-attract-suburbanites/2019/01/03/02f7f490-031f-11e9-b6a9-0aa5c2fcc9e4_story.html?fbclid=IwAR01gIcL

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The Amazon Effect: The Boston Globe

The Challenges & Opportunities of Amazon; Dec 2018

https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2018/12/06/how-amazon-prime-will-change-way-our-cities-look/POt25dZIWoaph01gNKkJoN/story.html

Leaning From The Mall: The Atlantic

How Cities Can Adapt Best Practices For Downtown Shopping Districts, Robert Gibbs Nov 1995

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1995/11/what-main-street-can-learn-from-the-mall/376473/

Missoula Downtown Master Plan Commercial Recommendations: Missoula Current

Downtown's are Back, Robert Gibbs Jan 2019

https://www.missoulacurrent.com/business/2019/01/missoula-downtown-retail/

Urban Retail: ASLA

New Trends & Best Practices, Robert Gibbs; 2018

 https://www.asla.org/ContentDetail.aspx?id=53690

John Nolen's Traditional Planning in Michigan: Mich Sites ASLA 

1920's Michigan Flint & Pontiac Plans, Robert Gibbs 

https://issuu.com/michiganasla/docs/sites2013-vol7no1-miasla