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Online Shopping

April 7, 2021, 8am PDT
The former Paradise Valley Mall will undergo a conversion to a mixed-use community with homes, offices, and stores.
CNBC
Blog post
December 20, 2020, 11am PST
The theoretical planning of smart cities could help make city economies stronger as purchasing becomes more straightforward.
Devin Partida
December 9, 2020, 9am PST
It's not only mom and pop shops that suffer from over-reliance on online shopping: streets and the environment also suffer the consequences.
Streetsblog USA
December 27, 2019, 7am PST
More online shopping means fewer consumers are spending money at brick-and-mortar stores, with suburban malls hit especially hard. But municipalities are looking for creative strategies to navigate a post-mall world.
Land Lines
November 3, 2019, 7am PST
Examining congestion data from 94 Chinese cities before and after Alibaba's Singles' Day, this study found evidence for a modest drop in traffic following the Cyber Monday-like event.
IDEAS
March 20, 2019, 8am PDT
How and where are people shopping for groceries online?
The Houston Chronicle
January 9, 2019, 8am PST
Live music, skating rinks, and artificial beaches are now part of developments that want to go beyond just simple shopping and dining.
The Washington Post
December 13, 2018, 10am PST
Stores are an integral part of the cityscape. So how will online shopping change what we see in the coming years?
The Boston Globe
March 1, 2018, 2pm PST
In places like San Jose, "new approaches to the storefront" are paying dividends for physical retailers willing to experiment.
SPUR
January 29, 2018, 5am PST
The rise of online retail has come with a flurry of delivery trucks that don't always have good places to stop. Researchers from Amazon's hometown are on the case.
Landscape Architecture Magazine
October 17, 2017, 7am PDT
Ross Stores continues its expansion in the face of a much-foretold retail apocalypse. The shopping experience it provides may be one reason it can stand up to Amazon.
The Business Journals
January 27, 2017, 2pm PST
Sears, Macy's, and The Limited are among chain apparel stores closing locations all around the United States.
The Chicago Tribune
December 2, 2016, 1pm PST
Services like Amazon Prime and other quick delivery online retailers are creating more demand for short trip delivery, the result is streets jammed with vans. Bikes may offer an alternative.
Quartz
November 8, 2016, 6am PST
Articles that claim online commerce have surpassed sales at brick and mortar stores are wrong, according to an article on City Observatory.
City Observatory
August 30, 2016, 6am PDT
Online shopping and gentrification is fueling a bona fide building boom of warehouse spaces in Chicago.
Crain's Chicago Business
Blog post
February 29, 2016, 11am PST
As consumers increasingly buy online, technology is changing the shape of our cities, reducing demand for retail space, increasing freight congestion, and leaving parking lots empty.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
September 18, 2015, 11am PDT
Despite claims that urban truck traffic continues to rise, recent data shows no real increase in urban vehicle miles traveled. Online shopping may be helping keep people off the roads.
City Observatory City Commentary
March 31, 2015, 8am PDT
Despite threats like online retail, upscale sectors of the mall market are prospering. This is good news for what are, perhaps, the only walkable 'streets' in some parts of the country.
CityLab
August 25, 2013, 7am PDT
On his Per Square Mile blog, Tim de Chant has been kind enough to answer one of mankind's biggest existential questions: What’s more energy efficient, shopping online or in stores?
Per Square Mile