ULI will co-host a cities panel session on Thursday, 16 November from 17.30 at MAPIC 2017.
The panel session will focus on:
- Shopping, living, and new experiences: The evolution of the role of the city
- Why invest in retail in city centres? Opportunities & challenges
- How to turn old urban architectural and historical heritage into new lifestyle offerings and shopping destinations
- Refurbishments, new retail concepts, food & beverage: What are the key components to reinforce a city’s shopping attractiveness?
The ULI Retail and Entertainment Council will also launch a new report, kindly supported by JLL as a consultant and partner: Trading up: Dining, Leisure, Amenities, and the New Shopping Centre. With e-commerce continuing to hit retail sales, shopping centres increasingly focus on building identity and social purpose through dining, leisure, and services in order to stay relevant. ULI’s new research report includes a quantitative analysis of the impact of including these new uses on retaining and creating value, as well as interviews with leaders in the field and case studies of innovative projects.