The Economics of Retail Markets: How Should Lawrence Protect Its Downtown?


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Kirk McClure, KU Professor of Urban Planning will kick off the University-Community Forum this semester with a presentation on The Economics of Retail Markets: How Should Lawrence Protect Its Downtown?

McClure is a Professor in the Master of Urban Planning Program where he has taught and conducted research for 25 years. He holds undergraduates degrees from the University of Kansas plus graduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California at Berkeley. He teaches courses in housing, real estate development and local economic development planning. His research is published widely in the areas of housing market analysis and housing policy evaluation. McClure's research is primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development where he recently served as Scholar-in-Residence. His research has won multiple awards, and he serves on the editorial boards of both national and international academic journals.

The University-Community forum (Wednesdays from 11:30-1:00) has been bringing together the KU and Lawrence communities since the 1940s. It is a series of presentations by faculty, students and community members to educate and facilitate dialogue on ideas and events that shape our society. An optional lunch is served at 11:30am. Presentation starts at noon.


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