CONSUMER CITY AND CITY CONSUMPTION: perspectives and challenges in the 21st century
Consumption practices, both tangible and intangible, have acquired significant primacy in the current stage of capitalism, triggering several socio-spatial transformations, being the city, par excellence, a privileged place of material support for consumption. The fragments of the city and its image have been transformed into highly valued goods, enhanced by advances in the field of digital technologies and innovations in retail and services. Thus, the dialectical relationship between consumption and the city takes on new shapes in the 21st Century, imposing multiple empirical, theoretical and interpretive perspectives and challenges for old and new issues in the field of Urban and Regional Planning and Management, Architecture and Urbanism, Design and related areas.
In this context, we invite the academic community to discuss this topic by submitting papers related to retail, services and tourism and its relationship with consumption and the city.
Topics of special interest include, but are not limited to:
1. SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC ASPECTS OF CONSUMPTION: history, commerce and city; leisure, entertainment, leisure, free time; ethics and citizenship, culture and consumption, exchange, material culture; consumer, consumption and consumerism; urban art; consumption of art.
2. THE CITY AND CONSUMER SPACES: urban policies, management and planning; retail urbanism; requalification policies, urban resilience, real estate market; networks and flows, urban dynamics; 24-hour cities, centers and centralities, spatial analysis of retail, urban and configurational models, geomarketing, locational theories, informal retail and services (street vendors); intersection between the tertiary and other socio-spatial dynamics.
3. ARCHITECTURE AND CONSUMER SPACES: retail spaces and urban insertion; architectural typologies of retail and services: public markets, department stores, commercial galleries; franchises; shopping centers, outlets, flagship stores; business centers, multipurpose / multifunctional developments, recreation and leisure centers; museums; exhibition and event centers; hospitality, among others.
4. CITY, ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN AS SIGNS OF CONSUMPTION: window shop, visual merchandising; web pages; advertising and marketing; urban landscape and outdoor media; urban communication, branding, show room; citymarketing; promotional architecture at trade fairs and exhibitions; pop-up stores.
5. TOURISM, PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION OF THE PLACE: tourism and urbanization; tourism and real estate market; consumption of places; tourism and urban centers; tourism and urban requalification; tourism and heritage; urban tourism; mega events; events and public space; tourism segmentation (shopping, business, cultural, etc.); tourism and architecture; thematic architecture; attractions, services and tourist infrastructure; hospitality and accommodation; urban hospitality, tourism and leisure; experience tourism.
6. CONSUMER TERRITORIALITIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE: retail businesses, food supply; distribution and storage centers; management centers; cargo transportation and distribution modes; port logistics; new urban hierarchies and new centralities; mobility and transportation; merchandise distribution, e-commerce, online services, applicative services and social media; automation and technology; smart cities and creative cities.
7. CONSUMPTION AND CITY IN PANDEMIC TIMES (new topic)