"During lockdown, when people were actually missing public spaces, they still chose not to use the traditional retail spaces. Because they’re not considered to be high quality public spaces anymore," says Kristian Villadsen, partner at urban strategy firm Gehl, in an interview.
Schliessende Kaufhäuser und leere Schaufenster in Fussgängerzonen sind nicht erst seit der Corona-Pandemie ein Problem. Die Geschäfte in den Innenstädten müssen sich neu erfinden. Im Gespräch mit dem «Deutschlandfunk» zeigt GDI-Forscherin Marta Kwiatkowski die Alternative auf.
"Belt and Road" visualises a new Chinese world order in which the US have disappeared, says Bruno Maçães, non-resident Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington and former Portuguese Secretary of State for European Affairs. Maçães will speak at the GDI Retail Summit on 11 September 2020.
In Paris, the preservation of a manifold retail landscape is a public task. Semaest, a company commissioned by the city, buys shop premises and rents them out to small retailers at favourable rates. Semaest director Emmanuelle Hoss explains here and at the GDI Retail Summit how she is protecting the shopping districts of Paris from desolation.
Grassroots movements will revolutionize the fast fashion industry, bestselling author Dana Thomas is sure. Thomas talks about business models beyond growth and innovative start-ups here in a podcast and at the 70th International Retail Summit on 10 and 11 September 2020.
The Corona crisis is becoming a catalyst for new forms of cultivation,, such as urban farming and meat from cell cultures. But the technical infrastructure is still missing for many things. In an interview with the "Lebensmittel Zeitung", David Bosshart explains how Covid-19 has changed the way we eat.