Author: Leigh Sparks
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14.11.17 Our two Latest Trading Places columns (Reconfiguring retail spaces and on BIDs) for the Journal of Town & Country Planning available on Trading Places section of blog
8.11.17 Presentations and media updated
20.06.17 Media Commentary updated, especially around our report on Retailing and Diet and Health
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- Talking Tesco (Again)
- Town & Country Planning Journal (Trading Places Columns)
- About Leigh Sparks and this Blog
- A (Retail) Sense of Place
- Time Out in Lisbon: Part Two
- Clarence Saunders and Keedoozle
- A Japanese Eataly? In Singapore?
- Retail Branding: it's not (just) private label
- Journal Articles 2017
- Scotland's Shops and Shopfronts: history and future?
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Category Archives: Independents
Last week I ventured north to the ‘Fair City’ of Perth for a presentation at a Scottish Civic Trust and Perth Civic Trust evening event on the theme of Perth: Past, Present and Future. I had been given the task … Continue reading
Everyone pretty much agrees these days that we are living in an era of ‘fake news’, or outright lies as it would be better called. You know the sort of things – £350m per week to spend on the NHS, … Continue reading
For the last four years, mid December has seen the release of the latest edition of the Local Data Company/University of Stirling Retail report on the situation of retailing in the major towns and cities across Scotland. Last Tuesday saw … Continue reading
This post has been ready for some time, but I thought I would publish it today, as it is National Sporting Heritage Day. If you are reading this on the 30th in Stirling then the University is hosting a pop-up … Continue reading
Three Year Fully Funded ESRC Collaborative PhD Studentship on ‘Scottish convenience store retailing; understanding local impacts and cost drivers to enhance performance’ – Now Open for Applications A few weeks ago I gave preliminary notice of our success in obtaining … Continue reading