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Registration now open:  Urban Retail Best Practices for Cities & Town Centers

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

June 24-26, 2019











Now in its 23rd year, this class is one of Harvard's most popular and longest running Executive Ed classes. The fast-paced class covers best practices for planning, developing and managing market rate retail in towns, cities and new mixed-use town centers. The session is ideal for architects, planners, policy makers, real estate developers and retailers.

Lead instructors are Robert Gibbs, ASLA, AICP and Terry Shook, FAIA. Numerous industry-leading guest speakers are featured, including real estate developers, retailers, architects, planners and policy makers.

Class participants will receive a frameable Harvard GSD Certificate and are invited to present projects and case studies for discussion by instructors. Registration information will be posted when open.

Vacant Storefronts Find New Life
Bob Gibbs was quoted in this March 5  Wall Street Journal article:











Last fall, New York pianist Evan Shinners had an inspiration. Why not use one of the city’s many vacant storefronts as a very public practice space? After a brief search, he signed a short-term lease on a former bank space in Midtown and installed a concert grand. For 37 days straight, he practiced Bach all afternoon before a growing stream of regulars, and... Read more…


The Village of Okemos










The Village of Okemos has been designed by a team of the nation's best — including Gibbs Planning Group, Hobbs+Black Architects and Presley Architecture — to reinvigorate a historic hamlet into a new, thriving village with a walkable downtown!


Missoula Downtown Master Plan









GPG was on the Dover-Kohl team that designed the new Downtown Master Plan  for the city of Missoula, Montana.  Bob Gibbs told the Missoula Current that Missoula has untapped potential, and its walkability score of 97 out of 100 has placed it on the radar of investors with on eye on building a sustainable future. You can read Bob's comments in the Jan. 22 Missoula Current here.


Experience is the new buzzword for walkable town centers









Bob Gibbs was quoted in the Boston Globe & a CNU.org article about town centers. Read it here.

Why developers are offering ‘experiences’ to attract suburbanites











Bob Gibbs was quoted in the January 3rd Washington Post. Read it here.