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British high streets: from crisis to recovery? A comprehensive review of the evidence

British high streets: from crisis to recovery? A comprehensive review of the evidence
British high streets: from crisis to recovery? A comprehensive review of the evidence
In one of the most exhaustive evidence reviews into high streets, town centres and consumer habits ever conducted in Britain, researchers at the University of Southampton have highlighted that seismic shifts in consumer behaviour, combined with significant technological innovations, are having a deep and profound impact on the evolution of UK high streets.

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and commissioned by the Government’s advisory group The Future High Streets Forum, this report comes at a time when radical shifts in consumer culture and practices are becoming increasingly apparent and widely discussed in public debate on what is changing UK town centres and high streets.

This review offers an important resource for many groups with stakes in British town centres and high streets. It reflects the fact that reversing the decline of Britain’s high streets can only be achieved through research and informed discussion and by harnessing the goodwill and common purpose which has recently been displayed by the many stakeholders in the retail, hospitality, property and leisure sectors in working together to understand and address those challenges.
high streets, town centres, economic crisis, retail
9780854329823
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Wrigley, Neil
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Wrigley, Neil, Lambiri, Dionysia, Astbury, Gaynor, Dolega, Leszek, Hart, Cathy, Reeves, Christine, Thurstain-Goodwin, Mark and Wood, Steve (2015) British high streets: from crisis to recovery? A comprehensive review of the evidence , Southampton, GB. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), 108pp.

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Abstract

In one of the most exhaustive evidence reviews into high streets, town centres and consumer habits ever conducted in Britain, researchers at the University of Southampton have highlighted that seismic shifts in consumer behaviour, combined with significant technological innovations, are having a deep and profound impact on the evolution of UK high streets.

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and commissioned by the Government’s advisory group The Future High Streets Forum, this report comes at a time when radical shifts in consumer culture and practices are becoming increasingly apparent and widely discussed in public debate on what is changing UK town centres and high streets.

This review offers an important resource for many groups with stakes in British town centres and high streets. It reflects the fact that reversing the decline of Britain’s high streets can only be achieved through research and informed discussion and by harnessing the goodwill and common purpose which has recently been displayed by the many stakeholders in the retail, hospitality, property and leisure sectors in working together to understand and address those challenges.

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Published date: 24 March 2015
Keywords: high streets, town centres, economic crisis, retail
Organisations: University of Southampton

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Local EPrints ID: 375492
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/375492
ISBN: 9780854329823
PURE UUID: 85360bae-9147-42a2-8795-a7b9b2d243ac
ORCID for Neil Wrigley: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3967-5668

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Date deposited: 27 Mar 2015 11:55
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:13

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Author: Neil Wrigley ORCID iD
Author: Gaynor Astbury
Author: Leszek Dolega
Author: Cathy Hart
Author: Christine Reeves
Author: Mark Thurstain-Goodwin
Author: Steve Wood

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