Prof Leigh Sparks for Can Do Places

Professor Leigh Sparks

Professor Leigh Sparks, Head of Retail Studies at Stirling University gives the audience of community groups at our Talk Oot, his Top Tips on how to help your town centre.


3 Top Tips on how to help your Town Centre:

Number 1Don’t blame the retailers for what has happened in our town centres.  It’s not their fault that schools, hospitals and offices have been moved out of town.


Number 2Give visitors a good reasons to visit – For towns centres to flourish, you need to give multiple groups of people a reason to go there.


Number 3Need Space to Experiment – We need space in town centres for experiment, and planners and councils, and landlords need to be more flexible to allow that.