The Big Box: Retail Sprawl In Winnipeg

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The Big Box: Retail Sprawl In Winnipeg

Show simple item record Janzen, Tom 2002 2011-06-01T20:39:31Z 2011-06-01T20:39:31Z
dc.identifier.isbn 1-894858-03-4
dc.description Online resource: ii, 20 pp.; ill., digital file.
dc.description.abstract Pioneered by massive retail chains like Wal-Mart and Home Depot, retail development in North America over the last decade has seen an increasing trend toward suburban “big-box” stores. Like most North American cities and towns, Winnipeg has experienced this trend first hand. Although its proponents often tout this type of development as a source and sign of economic development, a more careful examination of the physical and economic effects of big-box development reveals that it comes at considerable cost; requiring expensive infrastructure, increasing automobile dependency, and decimating local and downtown retail markets. As a result, the big-box trend is being met by an increasing resistance by many local and even national governments worldwide. ThepurposeofthisreportistoexaminewhatWinnipeghasdonetoencourageand/ordiscourage suburban big-box development, and, drawing on what other communities have done or are doing, propose ways that Winnipeg can limit or at least control big-box development more effectively in the future. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Institute of Urban Studies
dc.relation.ispartofseries Student Paper Series;17
dc.subject Urban Planning en_US
dc.subject Land Use Planning en_US
dc.subject Retail Development en_US
dc.subject Suburban Planning en_US
dc.subject Suburban Cities and Towns en_US
dc.title The Big Box: Retail Sprawl In Winnipeg en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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