Wal-Mart and the Death of Downtown Persuasive Essay by cee-cee

Wal-Mart and the Death of Downtown
This paper discusses the effects of 'big-box' developments, such as Wal-Mart, on the downtown and community life in cities.
# 108861 | 2,304 words | 5 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper uses the cities of Guelph and Vermont to show how communities can combat the phenomenon of dying downtowns. The paper illustrates how cities must focus on a sustainable economic development strategy and must have a commitment from all sectors of the community with the city council. The paper also looks at Mexico as an example of the negative effects of a Mexican version of Wal-Mart on downtown.

Downtown Death Delayed By Design
Power of the People
Vermont Vs Big Box Construction
Mexico's Malingering Big Box
Londerville-A Synthesis of the Research
Summit Report-Waterloo-Guelph
Summary and Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bennett, Ben (2003) Big Box Battle: Guelph's Citizens Favour Community Values and Smaller Developments, But They are Up Against Powerful Forces. Alternatives Journal. 22 Jun 2003. Online available at: http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/summary_0199-3139860_ITM
  • Guanajuato: The Death of Heritage (2007) Journal a Day: Travel 28 July 2007. Online available at: http://www.journal-a-day.com/Travel/392019-guanajuato-the-death-of-heritage.html.
  • Londerville, Jane (2000) Retail Services in Rural Towns: Measuring the Impact of Changes in the Retail Environment. The Cutting Edge 2000. Consumer Studies - University of Guelph. Ontario Canada. Online available at: http://www.rics.org/NR/rdonlyres/4B293EFC-AE4C-41DE-96E1-ADB63ACD19C9/0/retail_services_in_rural_towns_20000101.pdf
  • Guelph Community Survey (2006) Final Report 18 July 2006. Online available at: http://guelph.ca/uploads/Council_and_Committees/Growth-Management/Guelph-Community-Survey-Final-Report.pdf
  • Summit-Report - Waterloo-Guelph (2002) Innovation in Canada. Government of Canada. Online available at: http://www.strategieinnovation.gc.ca/gol/innovation/site.nsf/en/in04187.html

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