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|by Arribas, Luis & null, null & null, null | L.E.Arribas@frw.uva.nl |
|Name: Luis E. ARRIBAS (for Young Planner Workshop)|
Birth: 14-05-70, Barcelona (Spain)
current studies: PhD studies (begun Jan.99), University of Amsterdam
Address: AME Institute, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Nieuwe Prinsengracht 130
/ 1018 VZ Amsterdam
Tel: 020+5252363 (werk), 020+6654837 (privé)
Title: Large-scale retail planning: 2001 space odyssey
The balance between the theory of planning spatial functions and the dynamics of social institutions is rapidly changing. The complexity of property rights based relations between state and market obliges us, as planners, to understand the fact of spatial expansion as socially embedded arrangements of institutions, rather than market and pure scale and location principles. Retailers are pressing hard onto the space, and customers perceive themselves in turmoil of mobility and format changes. But, although large-scale retailing has evolved as an intensive space-consuming mode of capital accumulation, is this ever-changing panorama giving new trends on the distribution of new retail nodes?
The purpose of this paper, which I present as part of my PhD research, is to analyse (a) if there are new dimensions of large-scale retailing in sight, and (b) if a new retail revolution can transform the uses of space. Complementary to this, (c) we will evaluate if planning has a reaction capacity to assimilate the supposed spatial consequences of this changes.
French retailers and planning regulation will serve as a case study future projection: intervention over the distribution economy is not discussed, and retail regulation is designed using the parameters of fundamental Laws of retail development control. These rules tried to balance the tensions between both small- versus large-scale retailers, and in-town versus out-of-town developments. Therefore, the feeling that France has a directive planning system, placing the urban pieces where planning says, has to be tested in order to understand the whole retail development process.
Track session chosen: Dynamic Networks and Floating Nodes
In case there is no option to enter this session, I would also be interested to participate in the Marketplace session.
|I analyse if there are new dimensions of large-scale retailing in sight, and if a new retail revolution can transform the uses of space. Complementary to this, we evaluate if planning has a reaction capacity to assimilate those supposed spatial consequences. French retailers and planning regulation will serve as a case study future projection.|
|retail planning, format evolution, France|
Case Study presented on the ISOCARP Congress 2001: Honey, I Shrunk the Space
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