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Local Authority Responses to Retail Change: : The Case for Town Centre Management

Christina Tomalin (Senior Lecturer at Bartlett School of Planning. University College London, and is on the Board of The Association of Town Centre Management.)
John Pal (Senior Lecturer in the Department of Retailing and Marketing at the Manchester Metropolitan University. He is a trained planner with extensive retail management experience. His research interests are in retail location, planning and town centre management.)

International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management

ISSN: 0959-0552

Article publication date: 1 September 1994

Abstract

Identifies some of the industry‐wide changes such as the decentralization of retailing and the impact and implications for town centres of retailing and its wider function. Examines the recent upsurge of interest in town centre management in the context of current government planning policy guidelines and ministerial statements. Identifies the key components of successful town centres including private/public sector partnerships and funding. Demonstrates, through an examination of initiatives taken by two particular authorities, the need for a flexible interpretation of the concepts of town centre management.

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Tomalin, C. and Pal, J. (1994), "Local Authority Responses to Retail Change: : The Case for Town Centre Management", International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, Vol. 22 No. 6, pp. 51-56. https://doi.org/10.1108/09590559410070330

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