2021 Webinar: Advancing Places: Retail Is Changing. Are You? (December 3)

When:  Dec 3, 2021 from 11:15 to 12:15 (ET)

Friday, Decmber 3, 2021 | 11:15 am ET (8:15am PT)

Brick and mortar retail, especially during the pandemic, is changing drastically but our downtown recruitment efforts aren't keeping up. Moving forward, shared spaces, studio/retail mixes, pop-up retail, a diversity of business owners – and an understanding that retail must be different to disaster-proof our districts – will be key to keeping retail and businesses alive in our downtowns. These shared spaces and new real estate models lower the barriers for micro-businesses to grow and are an essential way to increase opportunities for women and product business owners of color. Join this session to learn about why these changes are happening, discuss key business sectors to tap like small-scale manufacturing, and engage in a discussion about the range of shared spaces opening with varying retail models – art coops, shared kitchen, community video/photos studios, makerspaces, micro-retail and others. The speakers will also discuss funding mechanisms, how to use ARPA dollars to achieve these outcomes and policy mechanisms to allow and support these uses.   

AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this webinar. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm 

Advancing Places is an online series aimed at empowering IDA members with the solutions needed to address the most critical urban issues of the day. This session will include a moderated Q&A and will be recorded for member and nonmember use in the future.

Webinar Pricing: IDA Members: Free | Nonmembers: $40