Retail Geography in Italy: Historical Evolution and Future Challenges

Leonardo Mercatanti, Mauro Soldati, Carmelo Maria Porto, Teresa Graziano

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This chapter deals with the evolution of retail geography in Italy through a double perspective of analysis. On the one hand, the work deals with the transformation of retailscapes in the country, ranging from the first department stores to the evolution of retail in central and suburban areas. On the other hand, the chapter scrutinises the emergence of retail geography in Italy as a sub-discipline, strictly linked to the urban and economic approach, in order to deeply evaluate the geographical contribution in interpreting as well as analysing the transformation of retail and consumption places, which, in recent decades, have been completely reshaping forms and functions of Italian urban and suburban spaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeographies of Mediterranean Europe
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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