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The New Experience: The Transformation of Retail Settings into Unique Places

On Thursday, September 14th, industry experts gathered to discuss the state of retail, the industry’s response, and what defines the new ‘third place’ in this evolving landscape. This ULI/ABC/AIA program was held at Tabrizi’s Restaurant and drew more than 80 guests. Maureen McAvey, Senior Resident Fellow, ULI Washington, moderated the discussion and introduced the program by defining this third place as safe, accessible, casual, social, walkable and pedestrian/bike /car friendly. Jim Agliata, Vice President of Development, Westfield, one of the world’s largest owners of retail centers, stated that Westfield is … Read More

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