The Black Urbanist Radio Show Episode 001: On Retail

Welcome again to another podcast episode! This week focuses on the changing nature of retail.

If you are just joining us on the podcast and haven’t been able to read all the posts I reference  here they are below:

The Walkability Paradox (the post about North Hills).

Smaller Retail for a Smaller Buying and Consuming Era.

Does it Matter Who Owns the Corner Store?

Mails and Main Streets–Two Sides of the Same Coin

The Department Store of the Amazon and New Urbanist Era

Putting Place and Experience Back Into Retail

I also mentioned Groceteria- for context on retail history in Greensboro and across the Southeast.

The History of Belk book, which is older, but also helpful as a reference for those companies. I also mentioned the Target wiki page.

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About Kristen Jeffers

I'm Kristen. Almost five years ago, I got tired of not seeing black women as nerded out about trains, better streets, riding bikes, walking not just out of necessity, tall buildings, old buildings and honestly a lot of other things. I was in grad school for community and economic development (ok, it’s actually an MPA), and I wanted to make sure people knew I existed and that I could help them do this thing called placemaking better. Five years later, I’m still doing that, although not from my hometown of Greensboro, NC, but from Kansas City, MO. I spend most of my time in Kansas City promoting better biking and walking infrastructure metro-wide with BikeWalk KC and the Kansas City B-cycle. But I also wrote a book A Black Urbanist (you can grab that over on the right) and sometimes I give speeches and help other communities tell their stories at design charrettes and public meetings. I’ve also written or appeared in all of the major “urbanist” publications, either as a subject or as a writer, as well as most of my hometown papers as subject or writer as well.