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Is This What an Urban 'Big Box Store' Should Look Like?

Target's new Los Angeles space aims for urban chic. Do they miss the mark?

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If You Want Walkable Development, You Must Show That It Pays

The complex math behind the connection between walkability and the economic bottom line.

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Walmart and the Climate of Hatred

A recent study connecting the presence of Walmarts with hate groups makes a number of problematic logical leaps.

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Strip Malls and Big Box Stores Linked to Increased Traffic Deaths Among Seniors

How urban design affects serious traffic accidents among our oldest populations.

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If Walmart Were a City

Worldwide, the retail giant's stores cover as much land as Miami.

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Big Box Stores Linked To the Presence of Hate Groups

New research suggests that stores like Walmart may undermine the social capital of communities.

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Reinventing the Big Box Store

Two designers imagine a vacant Los Angeles store front as a community hub.

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Why In-Town Big Box Stores Might Not Be As Awful As You Think

There's evidence the presence of a big box store in the city center helps reduce the amount most people drive.