San Jose

The Future of Retail

12:30 p.m. | Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Image courtesy of Flickr user Allie_Caulfield

As car-oriented suburban areas strive to retool for a more sustainable future, the design of retail development is changing. Between the overparked supermarket of suburbia and the dense ground floors of downtown, a host of innovative models are proliferating. Hear about the challenges and opportunities in urbanizing the South Bay retail landscape.

+ Ken Lowney / Lowney Architecture
Natalie Mattei / Safeway
Laurel Prevetti / City of San Jose Planning Department

CM I 1.0 pending


SPUR San Jose
76 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408.638.0083


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