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Urban form and vacant shops: can one explain the other? – a case study in Portugal

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dc.contributor.author Saraiva, Miguel es_ES
dc.contributor.author Marques, Teresa es_ES
dc.contributor.author Pinho, Paulo es_ES
dc.coverage.spatial east=-7.742235400000027; north=41.3010351; name= Vila Real, Portugal es_ES
dc.coverage.spatial east=-8.65375389999997; north=40.64050549999999; name= Aveiro, Portugal es_ES
dc.coverage.spatial east=-8.807682999999997; north=39.74953310000001; name= Leiria, Portugal es_ES
dc.coverage.spatial east=-7.913501999999994; north=38.571431; name= Évora, Portugal es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-05T08:35:48Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-05T08:35:48Z
dc.date.issued 2018-04-20
dc.identifier.isbn 9788490485743
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/113475
dc.description.abstract [EN] Shopping is much more than a wealth-generator in post-modern societies; it is intrinsically linked with the way people experience the city and an indivisible part of their day-to-day social experiences. Consequently, the literature has gradually recognized that commercial geographies are not just a consequence of economic market logics. It has been proven that there is a relationship between store-types and urban morphology, and that commerce is an important catalyst for urban regeneration and revitalization. Thus, the urban form can also be a cause for the lack of success of a shop. The amount of vacant shops has been signaled as an important problem in urban areas, affecting the structure and the identity of neighborhoods, and reflects the negative effects of the economic-crisis. Strategies to overcome this problem are usually economically-oriented and fail to capitalize on the new-found relationships between store-success and urban morphology. Thus this research wishes to test whether there are indeed correlations between specific morphological features and the existence of vacant shops, and consequently to propose how changes in the urban environment can contribute to overcome, and even prevent, such cases. The geographical distribution of vacant shops in a sample of Portuguese cities was set against morphological variables such as building age or centrality in the network (Space Syntax). Positive association was found, for example, between new developments and vacant shops, questioning the need for more store space in certain areas; and, particularly outside central neighborhoods, between open shops and high ‘choice’ (rather than high ‘integration’) segments. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology under Grant SFRH / BD / 45205 /2008. es_ES
dc.format.extent 12 es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof 24th ISUF International Conference. Book of Papers es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Commerce es_ES
dc.subject Medium-sized cities es_ES
dc.subject Urban morphology es_ES
dc.subject Space syntax es_ES
dc.subject Urban es_ES
dc.title Urban form and vacant shops: can one explain the other? – a case study in Portugal es_ES
dc.type Capítulo de libro es_ES
dc.type Comunicación en congreso es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/ISUF2017.2017.5141
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/SFRH/SFRH/2FBD/2F45205/2F2008/PT es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Saraiva, M.; Marques, T.; Pinho, P. (2018). Urban form and vacant shops: can one explain the other? – a case study in Portugal. En 24th ISUF International Conference. Book of Papers. Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València. 209-220. https://doi.org/10.4995/ISUF2017.2017.5141 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod OCS es_ES
dc.relation.conferencename 24th ISUF 2017 - City and Territory in the Globalization Age es_ES
dc.relation.conferencedate Septiembre 27-29,2017 es_ES
dc.relation.conferenceplace Valencia, Spain es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://ocs.editorial.upv.es/index.php/ISUF/ISUF2017/paper/view/5141 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 209 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 220 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela OCS\5141 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal es_ES


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