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recommended readings


Alexander, Christopher; Ishikawa, Sarah and Silverstein, Murray.  A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction.  Berkeley:  Center for Environmental Structure, 1977.

Beyard, Michael D. Et al.  Developing Retail Destinations.  Washington, D.C.: ULI, 2001.

Beyard, Michael D.  “Reinventing Retail and Mixed Use Development,” Presentation at the ICSC Research Conference, Four Seasons Hotel, Mexico City, June 4, 2009.

Bohl, Charles. Place Making. Developing Town Centers, Main Streets and Urban Villages. Washington DC: Urban Land Institute, 2002.

Braun (Ed.).  Eat.  Best of Restaurant Design.  Berlin: Braun, 2013.        

Coubier, Heinz.  Europäische Stadt-Plätze.  Genius und Geschichte.  Cologne:  DuMont Buchverlag, 1988.  

Fishel, Barbara (Ed.)  Shared Parking.  Washington, D.C.: ULI, 1984.

International Council of Shopping Centers (Ed.).  Entertainment and Retail.  ICSC: New York, 1998.

International Council of Shopping Centers (Ed.).  Entertainment in Shopping Centers.  ICSC: New York, 1996.

International Council of Shopping Centers (Ed.)  Global Retailing.  New York: ICSC, 2006.

International Council of Shopping Centers (Ed.).  Leisure and Lifestyle Retailing.  New York: ICSC, 2003.  

International Council of Shopping Centers (Ed.).  Mixed-Use Development.  The Impact of Retail on a Changing Landscape. New York: ICSC, 2007.  

International Council of Shopping Centers (Ed.).  Office Worker Retail Spending Patterns.  A Downtown and Suburban Area Study.  ICSC: New York, 2004.

Lynch, Kevin.  The Image of the City.  Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1960.

McDonald, Shannon Sanders.  The Parking Garage.  Design and Evolution of a Modern Urban Form.  Washington, D.C.: ULI, 2007.

Mumford, Lewis.  The City in History.  Its Origins, Its Transformation and Its Prospects.  San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1961.

Mumford, Lewis.  Sticks and Stones.  A Study of American Architecture and Civilization. New York: Dover, 1955.

Phillips, Alan.  The Best in Mixed-Use Design.  Mies, Switzerland: Rotovision SA, 1993.

Smith, Mary S. (Ed.).  Shared Parking.  Washington, F.C.: ULI and New York: ICSC, 2005.

Urban Land Institute.  Parking Requirements for Shopping Centers:  Summary Recommendations and Research Study Report, 1982.

Urban Land Institute.  Parking Requirements for Shopping Centers:  Summary Recommendations and Research Study Report, 1999.

Urban Land Institute and National Parking Association (Ed.).  The Dimensions of Parking.  Washington, D.C.: ULI, 2010.

Urban Land Institute and National Parking Association.  The Dimensions of Parking (Ed.).  Washington, D.C.: ULI, 2010.

Pegler, Martin M.  Retail Entertainment.  New York: Retail Reporting Corporation, 1998.    

Pelger, Martin M.  Streetscapes: Arcades, Entrances, Storefronts.  New York: Retail Reporting Company, 1998.

Pegler, Martin M.  Storefronts and Facades.  New York: Visual Reference Publications, 2001.  

Whyte, William H.  City: Rediscovering the Center.  New York: Doubleday, 1988.


Ascoli, Peter M.  Julius Rosenwald.  The Man Who Built Sears, Roebuck and Advanced the Cause of Black Education in the American South.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.

Behar, Howard and Goldstein, Janet. It’s Not About the Coffee. Leadership Principles from a Life at Starbuck’s. New York: Portfolio, 2007.

Berg, Natalie and Roberts, Bryan.  Walmart.  Key Insights and Practical Lessons from the World’s Largest Retailer.  London:  Kogan Page, 2012.

Clark, Eric.  The Real Toy Story.  New York: Free Press, 2007.

Clark, Maxine.  The Bear Necessities of Business.  Building a Company with Heart.  Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2006.

Dicker, John.  The United States of Wal-Mart.  New York: Penguin, 2005.

Fishman, Charles.  The Wal-Mart Effect.  New York: Penguin, 2011.
Forden, Sara Gay.  The House of Gucci.  New York: William Morrow, 2000.

Gorman, Leon.  L.L. Bean.  The Making of an American Icon.  Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2006.

Hare, Bill.  Celebration of Fools.  An Inside Look at the Rise and Fall of JCPenney.  New York: American Management Association, 2004.

Katz, Donald.  The Big Store.  Inside the Crisis and Revolution at Sears.  New York: Viking, 1987.

Levinson, Marc.  The Great A & P and the Struggle for Small Business in America.  New York: Hill and Wang, 2011.

Madsen, Axel.  The Marshall Fields.  The Evolution of an American Business Dynasty. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, 2002.

Magnan, Pierre.  The Essence of Provence.  The Story of L’Occitane.  New York: Arcade, 2001.

Marcus, Bernie and Blank, Arthur, with Andelman, Bob. The Home Depot. Built From Scratch. How a Couple of Regular Guys Grew the Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion. New York: Crown Business, 1999.

Marcus, Stanley.  Minding the Store.  New York: Little Brown, 1974.

Marcus, Stanley.  Quest for the Best.  New York: Viking Press, 1979.

Martinez, Arthur C.  The Hard Road to the Softer Side.  Lessons from the Transformations of Sears.  New York: Crown, 2001.

Michelli, Joseph A.  The Starbuck’s Experience.  Five Principles for Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary.  New York: McGraw Hill, 2007.

Mitchell, Jack.  Hug Your Customers.  New York: Hyperion, 2003.

Orfalea, Paul and Marsh, Ann.  Copy This.  Lessons from a hyperactive dyslexic who turned a bright idea into one of America’s best companies.  New York: Workman Publishing, 2005.

Ortega, Bob.  In Sam We Trust.  The Untold Story of Sam Walton and How Wal-Mart is Devouring America.  New York: Random House, 1998.

Perman, Stacy.  In-n-Out Burger. A Behind-the-Counter Look at the Fast-Food Chain that Breaks All the Rules. New York: Collins Business, 2009.

Plunkett-Powell, Karen.  Remembering Woolworth.  A Nostalgic History of the World’s Most Famous Five-and-Dime, New York:  St. Martin’s Griffin, 1999.

Romano, Philip.  Food for Thought. Chicago: Dearborn, 2005.

Rowley, Laura.  On Target, How the World’s Hottest Retailer Hit a Bull’s-Eye.  New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2003.

Schutz, Howard and Yang, Dori Jones.  Pour Your Heart Into It.  How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time. New York: Hyperion, 1997.

Schultz, Howard and Gordon, Joanne.  Onward.  How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing it Soul.  New York: Rodale, 2011.

Skaist-Levy, Pamela and Nash-Taylor, Gela.  The Glitter Plan.  How We Started Juicy Couture and Turned it Into a Global Brand.  New York: Gotham Books, 2014.  

Slater, Robert.  The Wal-Mart Decade.  New York: Penguin, 2003.

Slater, Robert.  The Wal-Mart Triumph.  New York: Penguin, 2003.

Soderquist, Don.  The Wal-Mart Way.  Nashville, Thomas Nelson Inc., 2005.

Spector, Robert.  Category Killers.  Boston, Harvard Business School Press, 2005.

Spector, Robert & McCarthy, Patrick.  The Nordstrom Way.  The Inside Story of America’s #1 Customer Service Company.  New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1995.  

Spector, Robert and McCarthy, Patrick.  The Nordstrom Way to Customer Service Excellence.  Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2012.  

Stemberg, Thomas G.  Staples for Success.  From Business Plan to Billion Dollar Success in Just a Decade.  Santa Monica: The Knowledge Exchange, 1996.

Stone, Brad.  The Everything Store.  Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.  New York: Little, Brown and Co., 2013.

Tindell, Kip with Keegan, Paul and Shilling, Casey.  Uncontainable.  How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives.  New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2014.

Traub, Marvin and Teicholz, Tom.   Like No Other Store.  The Bloomindale’s Legend and the Revolution in American Marketing.  New York: Times Books, 1993.  

Vance, Sandra and Scott, Roy.  Wal-Mart.  A History of Sam Walton’s Retail Phenomenon.  New York: Twayne, 1994.

Walton, Sam and Huey, John.  Sam Walton, Made in America: My Story.  New York: Doubleday, 1992.

Whalin, George.  Retail Superstars.  Inside the Best 25 Independent Stores in America.  New York: Portfolio, 2009.

Whitaker, Jan.  The World of Department Stores.  New York: Vendome Press, 2011.


Agins, Terri.  The End of Fashion.  How Marketing Changed the Clothing Business Forever.  New York:  William Morrow, 1999.

Ander, Willard N. and Stern, Neil Z.  Winning Retail.  New York: McMillan Doolittle.  New York:  John Wiley & Sons, 2004.

Boeckholt, Joe and Michele.  Harzfield’s.  A Brief History.  Charleston: History Press, 2009.  

Chevalier, Michel and Gutsatz, Michel.  Luxury Retail Management.  How the World’s Top Brands Provide Quality Product and Service Support.  Singapore: John Wiley and Sons, 2012.

Cline, Elizabeth L.  Overdressed.  The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion.  New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2012.

Cohen, Nancy E.  America’s Marketplace. The History of Shopping Centers.  Lyme, Connecticut: Greenwich Publishing, 2002..

Danziger, Pamela.  Shopping.  Why We Love It.  Chicago: Kaplan Publishing, 2006.

Floor, Ko.  Branding a Store.  London: Kogan Page, 2006.

Galindo, Michelle.  Signage Design. Berlin: Braun, 2012.   

Gonzalez, Melissa.  The Pop Up Paradigm.  How Brands Build Human Connections in a Digital Age.  Lioncrest, 2014.

International Council of Shopping Centers (Ed.).  Winning Shopping Center Designs.  ICSC: New York, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998.
International Council of Shopping Centers (Ed.).  Winning Shopping Center Designs.  International Design and Development Awards.  ICSC: New York, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

Lachman, M. Leanne and Brett, Deborah L.  Generation Y: Shopping and the Digital Age.  Washington, DC: Urban Land Institute, 2013.

Lichtenstein, Nelson.  The Retail Revolution.  How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business.  New York: Metropolitan, 2009.

Lindstrom, Martin.  Brand Sense.  New York: Free Press, 2005.

Markham, Julian.  The Future of Shopping.  Traditional Patterns and Net Effects.  New York: ICSC, 1998.

Marquard, William.  What it Really Takes to Profit in a Wal-Mart World.  New York:  McGraw Hill, 2007.

Morgan, Tony.  Visual Merchandising.  Window and In-store Displays for Retail. London: Lawrence King Publishing, 2011.

Newlin, Kate.  Shopportunity. How to be a Retail Revolutionary.  New York: HarperCollins, 2006.

Postrel, Virginia.  The Substance of Style.  New York:  Harper Collins, 2003.

Schlosser, Eric.  Fast Food Nation.  New York:  Harper Perennial, 2005.

Shell, Ellen Ruppel.  Cheap.  The High Cost of Discount Culture.  New York: Penguin Press, 2009.  

Spector, Robert.  Category Killers.  Boston, Harvard Business School Press, 2005.

Stern, Neil Z. And Ander, Willard N.  Greentailing and Other Revolutions in Retailing.  Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2008.

Taylor, Don and Archer, Jeanne Smalling.  Up Against the Wal-Marts.  How Your Business Can Prosper in the Shadow of Retail Giants.  New York:  American Management Association, 2005.

Thomas, Dana.  Deluxe.  How Luxury Lost it Luster.  New York: Penguin, 2007.

Thornhill, Matt and Martin, John.  Boomer Consumer.  Ten New Rules for Marketing to America’s Largest, Wealthiest and Most Influential Group.  Great Falls, Virginia: Linx, 2007.

Tungate, Mark.  Fashion Brands.  Branding Style from Armani to Zara.  London and Philadelphia: Kogan Page, 2008.

Underhill, Paco.  The Call of the Mall.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 2003.

Underhill, Paco.  What Women Want: The Global Market Turns Female Friendly.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 2010.

Underhill, Paco.  Why We Buy, The Science of Shopping.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999.  


Anderson, Chris.  The Long Tail.  New York, Hyperion, 2006.

Friedman, Thomas L.  The World is Flat.  A Brief History of the Twenty First Century.  Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006.

Gates, Bill, with Hemingway, Collins.  Business @ the Speed of Thought.  New York: Warner Books, 1999.

Gilmore, James and Pine II, B. Joseph.  The Experience Economy.  Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1999.

Gladwell, Malcolm.   Blink, The Power of Thinking without Thinking.  New York: Little Brown & Company, 2005.

Gladwell, Malcolm.  Outliers.  The Story of Success.  New York: Little Brown & Company, 2008.

Gladwell, Malcolm.  The Tipping Point.  How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.  New York: Little Brown & Company, 2002.

Gladwell, Malcolm. What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures.  New York: Little Brown & Company, 2009.

Grulke, Wolfgang.  Lessons in Radical Innovation.  Out of the Box, Straight to the Bottom Line.  New York: Prentice Hall Financial Times, 2002.

Heath, Chip and Heath, Dan.  Made to Stick.  Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die.  New York:  Random House, 2007.

Hogshead, Sally.  Fascinate.  Your Seven Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation.  New York: Harper Business, 2010.

Jennings, Jason.  The Reinventors.  How Extraordinary Companies Pursue Radical Continuous Change. New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2012.

Kim, W. Chan and Mauborgne, Renée.  Blue Ocean Strategy.  Boston, Harvard Business School Press, 2005.

Neumeier, Marty.  Zag.  The #1 Strategy of High-Performance Brands.  Berkeley:  New Riders, 2007.

Peters, Tom.  Thriving on Chaos.  New York: Wings, 1995.

Peters, Tom and Austin, Nancy.  A Passion for Excellence.  New York:  Wings Books, 1995.

Porter, Michael.  Competitive Advantage. Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance.  New York: Free Press, 1985.

Ries, Al and Laura.  The Origin of Brands.  New York: Harper, 2004.

Ries, Al and Trout, Jack.  Positioning.  New York:  McGraw Hill, 2001.

Ries, Al.  Focus.  The Future of Your Company Depends on It.  New York:  Harper Collins, 2005.

Stone, Biz.  Things A Little Bird Told Me.  Confessions of a Creative Mind.  New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2014.

Treasure, Julian.  Sound Business.  How to Use Sound to Grow Profits and Brand Value.  Circencester: Management Books, 2011.

Trout, Jack.  Differentiate or Die.  Survival in Our Era of Killer Competition.  Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, 2008.

Wacker, Watts and Taylor, Jim.  The 500 Year Delta.  What Happens After What Comes Next.  New York:  Harper Business, 1997.  

Wacker, Watts and Taylor, Jim.  The Visionary’s Handbook.  Nine Paradoxes That Will Shape the Future of Your Business.  New York: Harper Business, 2000.  

Yarrow, Kit and O’Donnell, Jayne.  Gen Buy.  How Teens, Tweens and Twenty-Somethings Are Revolutionizing Retail.  San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2009.

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