Big-Box Sprawl Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Big-Box Sprawl
This paper looks at the decline of inner-city retail strips and the rise of suburban power centers.
# 130523 | 2,500 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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In this article, the writer discusses that one of the defining features of the economies of North America cities has been the decline of the urban, inner-city retail strips and the rise of the suburban economic power centers featuring the massive commercial developments known as "big box" or "category killer" retailers. This paper examines this phenomenon with a particular focus upon the experience of the Greater Toronto area.

From the Paper:

"As will be argued, in order to fully understand this phenomenon we must appreciate the range of variables that have contributed to it; the most significant of which is the explosive levels of growth in North American suburbs as immigrants bypass the traditional inner-city reception areas and settle directly in the suburbs. This change in the traditional migratory process has been paralleled by moves of immigrant communities from downtown ethnic enclaves to enclaves in the suburbs; inter-city migrations which have contributed to the destruction of the inner-city retail strip and fueled the growth of suburban economic power centers."

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