IMAG3650Survey Update:

The Municipal Retail Planning Survey has concluded with a 75% response rate. The survey was sent electronically to 110 small and medium-sized municipalities in Washington with questions about the data used in their planning, the functionality of their downtowns and other retail areas, competition among municipalities for retail development, and other topics. The survey team is grateful to survey respondents for their time. Preliminary findings are being presented at the WA-APA conference on October 2nd. Additional scholarly publications will follow in the winter. More information will be posted here.

WA-APA Conference information link:

http://washington-apa.org/site/pages/2013_conference

The Municipal Retail Planning Survey has been launched! Approximately 110 small-to-medium sized municipalities have received our survey that asks about their municipal goals, plans, and staff activities involving all manner of RETAIL. Analysis and publications from this study are expected in the fall and winter. Preliminary findings will be presented at the fall WA-APA conference on October 2nd.
The Municipal Retail Planning Practices Survey Research Team:
Jennifer Gerend, Ph.D., AICP
Ralph Murphy, Ph.D.
Shira Moch (undergraduate research assistant)
&
Mathew Novak, Ph.D. (Central Washington University)