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Delivery Services

The Link Between Smart Cities, Fleet Technology, and Economics

The theoretical planning of smart cities could help make city economies stronger as purchasing becomes more straightforward.

December 20, 2020 - Devin Partida

Rooftop Solar

Big Box Stores Leading the Shift to Renewable Energy

The cheap price of solar and wind energy have corporations "falling all over themselves" to embrace renewable, according to this article. Target and Wal-Mart lead the green arms race.

November 1, 2019 - The New York Times

Logan Square Target on Elston Avenue

Dense Development Generates More Property Taxes Than Big Box Stores in Chicago

After examining property taxes for Target, Family Dollar, and Liberty Bank in Chicago, Steven Vance found that nearby dense development paid more per square foot than the big box developments.

May 15, 2018 - Chicago Cityscape

Big Box Store Target Focusing Growth in Urban Areas

Target announced recently that almost all of the stores it expects to open in 2016 and 2017 will be located in urban areas.

January 7, 2016 - Fortune

Shopping Carts

What is Urban Decay? (And Why the Answer Matters)

The ambiguous definition of 'urban decay' dilutes the argument for requiring this less-well-known environmental study.

June 9, 2015 - Reuben Duarte

Westside Fights Smart Growth: Can Any Development Navigate L.A.'s Traffic Nightmare?

On the Westside of L.A., where rush hour traffic slows to a crawl on the best days, a proposed transit-oriented development called the 'quintessential example' of smart growth by the Mayor's staff faces opposition to its size and attraction to autos.

June 11, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

Chasing Growth in Urban Markets, Big Boxes Go Small and Speedy

With suburbia saturated, large retailers chase an urban market poised for growth.

July 26, 2012 - The New York Times

More Signs of the Big-Boxalypse

The era of big-box retail dominance is coming to an end. That's the opinion of David Welch, Chris Burritt and Lauren Coleman-Lochner, writing in Bloomberg on the occasion of Best Buy's recent announcement that it is closing 50 big stores.

April 4, 2012 - Bloomberg

WalMart/Big Box Subsidies Don't Work, Says New Study

When governments use public money to woo national chains, economic growth and job creation aren't worth the cost, says Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Independent retailers also suffer.

September 12, 2011 - Business Week

WalMart and Target: Your New Neighbors

Who ever heard of "small-box stores"? Retail experts say the Walmarts and Targets of the world should have great success with smaller stores in urban settings.

March 31, 2011 - Retail Traffic Magazine

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