The future of the high street depends on economic and commercial activities beyond retail. A high street’s physical and digital infrastructure should support a modern knowledge-driven economy and drive employment opportunities.
We see three major opportunities to ensure high streets are places that can support thriving economies and employment opportunities:
1. A small-scale, high-tech manufacturing renaissance, possibly based on mass customisation.
2. A mobile-enabled high street.
3. Flexible, dynamic use of space to mix retail, leisure and work to suit modern usage.
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