West Australian Gets Sticky

Kent bought us drinks at the wonderful Imp cafe in East Vic Park

Kent bought us drinks at the wonderful Imp cafe in East Vic Park

"It was fun to speak with Kent Acott at The West Australian about a sustainable planet, traditional economies, 20th century retail development, mainstreet communities, community development and retail culture..." - Nick Takacs

Nick hasn't written for a while as we have been transforming his blog about shops, communities and retail into a site that also enables him to assist towns, retailers and centre owners understand how their context is involved in driving sustainable foot traffic to businesses.

I'm Stefan, Nick's business partner. Over the next few months, we'll be shaking things up here a little. Retail isn't dying but it is getting decomposed by changing desires: in the culture, in the artform of retail placemaking and in how we govern our communities.

Councils hold key to vibrant precincts