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CD-ROM: Regulating Big Box Retail

| Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Apr 1, 2007 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

This session on regulating big-box retail was presented at the American Planning Association’s 2007 conference. Presenters were Thomas Jacobson, Stacy Mitchell, and Julie Tappendorf. The CD-ROM includes audio synchronized with PowerPoint, transcripts and slides, note sheets, and reading materials.

  • Review regulations addressing land-use, economic, and community concerns applicable to big box retailers.
  • Hear about experiences in California, where the courts have weighed in on both big box regulations and questions about the degree to which big boxes trigger a need for environmental impact assessment.

Features ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell; Julie A. Tappendorf, partner of Holland & Knight; and Thomas Jacobson, planning professor at Sonoma State University

You can order a copy of the disc from this site for $85.00

About Stacy Mitchell

Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and directs its Community-Scaled Economy Initiative, which produces research and analysis, and partners with a range of allies to design and implement policies that curb economic consolidation and strengthen community-rooted enterprise.  She is the author of Big-Box Swindle and also produces a popular monthly newsletter, the Hometown Advantage Bulletin.  Connect with her on twitter and catch her TEDx Talk: Why We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy. More

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