Infrastructure Redefined: Retail
June 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
6th in a continuing series on the future of our nation’s infrastructure
Monday, June 10th
6:30 pm reception, 7:00 program
Free for members, $10 for guests
We are what we consume, and there are few things as closely studied as consumer behavior. Our buying habits are largely informed by what we value, and those values have historically found expression in the built spaces where we buy. From Main Street to mega-malls, much of our social lives and interactions has been tied to retail spaces, and as our world changes, so do those spaces.
In the 6th installment of our ongoing panel series, “Infrastructure Redefined”, we will explore the disruptions occurring in the real estate of retail spaces. From the growing impact of e-commerce, to the sometimes primordial nature of our shopping experience, to the re-imagining of what a retail experience can be, we will examine the changes occurring in retail structures, and how these changes might impact how goods and services are bought and sold. What effects are there likely to be on American society as a consequence?
Organized by Charles Plaisimond, Williams ’07, Consultant at TLGG, Associate at Vicus Partners