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Ideas for Devizes #1 – Main Street USA

Rather than trying to produce long screeds that no-one reads, this is the first of a series of posts that will point to examples of good practice that could be adapted for Devizes. From the web site. “Over the past

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Posted in Community, Design, Economy, Town Centre

The post-Portas high street

If you are a retail chain which tries to offer everything to everyone, with a combination of real and online presence, and solid monopolistic aspirations, you are probably fine. If you are a small store, owned and controlled locally, with

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Posted in Town Centre

Some thoughts about town centres

Back in 2005 I wrote this on another blog. I’m reposting it here as a way into a discussion about the town centre and its problems. An article from the Vancouver Republic [no longer publishing] poses some interesting questions about

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Posted in Economy, Town Centre