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New report provides recommendations for developing vibrant retail districts in Bronzeville
  • Mar 19, 2012
(Chicago) … Neighborhoods across Chicago are rethinking retail in response to a changing housing market, shifting economic realities, and new and existing residents’ wants and needs. In partnership with the Bronzeville Alliance, a coalition of local community organizations in the…
2011 Annual Luncheon
What, Where and How?
Rethinking the Retail Landscape
  • Audio
  • Jun 29, 2011
Listen to MPC's 2011 Annual Luncheon, "What, Where and How? Rethinking the Retail Landscape," which featured a conversation about Walmart’s national urban strategy with Tom Mars, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Walmart U.S.
Walmart senior exec discusses new urban retail strategy, company's plans to roll out minority supplier program in Chicago, at MPC Annual Luncheon
  • Jun 27, 2011
At its 2011 Annual Luncheon, Metropolitan Planning Council also awards the Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning to Magellan Development Group for Lakeshore East (Chicago)….. As Walmart continues to expand in the Chicago market with a focus on smaller format stores, the company is…
Walmart U.S. senior executive to give inside look at retail giant’s new urban strategy at MPC Annual Luncheon 6/27
  • Jun 14, 2011
MPC also will recognize Magellan Development Group’s Lakeshore East with 2011 Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning (Chicago) … Pioneers of the Big Box retail concept are shifting their focus to small-format stores in urban locations, and Chicago has become a key battleground. How…
Discover Asia on Argyle
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  • Apr 15, 2009
Ald. Mary Ann Smith (48th Ward), Ald. Helen Shiller (46th Ward), and Uptown United reached out to MPC and the Urban Land Institute-Chicago (ULI) to conduct a two-day ULI Technical Assistance Panel for the Argyle District, a pan-Asian retail strip on Chicago's North Side. The panel brought together…
Retail 1-2-3
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  • Feb 1, 2007
Retail 1-2-3 is the third in a series of workbooks for municipal and elected officials in Illinois and builds on the earlier successes of Planning 1-2-3, a how-to guide to the elements of comprehensive planning published in September 2006 and Sensible Tools for Healthy Communities, a workbook from…

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