“Grocery Store” Best Match
The Future of Community Grocery Stores
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From corner bodegas to big box stores, the future of grocery stores is both challenged and brightened by changing technologies and cities. What is the future of community grocery stores,...
Community Building at the Grocery Store
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Often viewed simply as a commercial space, a grocery store’s value can extend beyond the sum of its transactions. As Winnipeg’s indigenous-owned and -operated Neechi Commons demonstrates, they can also...
Food Deserts: A Problem on their own or a Problem of Inequality?
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...of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ markets,...
The Second Wave of Brand Urbanism
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...the urban experience. Back in 2017, Apple announced that it would now refer to its new stores as “town squares” and would transition into convergence sites for retail, education, and...
The Maker Movement
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...but collaboration is encouraged and supported by simply opening the double doors of the shared facilities (store, office and lab prep), which separates the two areas thus providing direct access...
A One-Stop Transportation App? Sounds Like a Mobility Miracle!
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...a liberating tool. Today’s App Store offers well over 2 million apps; 4000 times the number of apps available than when the store first opened. Once dazzled by endless options,...
And the Streets were Paved with Pop-Ups…
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...Many storefronts now sit empty or are filled with generic restaurants, convenience stores, dispensaries and cash exchange businesses. Not exactly what I’d consider an enticing streetscape. It’s a shame too,...
A Greener Earth Day (+ Everyday)
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...impacts of food waste, transportation pollution, food insecurity and an over reliance on imported food. Urban agriculture allows city residents to offset their grocery bill and connect with the land...
New Town Utopia?
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...mixed use with schools, pubs, and grocery markets nearby. There should be a balance of housing and jobs. A 1948 commercial shares the attractive promise of the New Town Developments...
Jane Jacobs & Holes in the Wall
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...new development on large sites, planners, architects and developers can commit to include certain businesses (ie. grocery stores and cafes) and encourage fine-grain street level development. This can be achieved...