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Footfall signatures and volumes: Towards a classification of UK centres

Mumford, Christine, Parker, Cathy, Ntounis, Nikolaos and Dargan, Ed 2020. Footfall signatures and volumes: Towards a classification of UK centres. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science 10.1177/2399808320911412

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The changing nature of retail coupled with rapid technological and social developments, areposing great challenges to the attractiveness of traditional retail areas in the UK. In this paperwe argue that the definitions and classifications of town centres currently adopted by UKplanners and policy makers are outdated, because of their focus on retail occupancy. Instead,we propose a more dynamic definition and classification of centres, based on their activityvolumes and patterns, which we obtain from footfall data. Our expectation is that adoptingthis activity-based approach to defining and classifying centres will radically alter the way inwhich they are developed and managed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
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Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0265-8135
Funders: Innovate UK
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 19 March 2020
Date of Acceptance: 9 January 2020
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2020 09:41

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