Jul 13, 2017
First, James uses a popular creative outsourcing website
called Fiverr to create an audio intro to the series with
professional voice talent for twenty bucks in two hours!
Then, James talks with analyst Ebere Anokute about autonomous
vehicles. They will change how people organize themselves
around city centers. With cheap and easy transportation, people
will live further out from the city center. Driverless cars will
allow for faster safer trips and reduced traffic jams. They will
reduce the cost of car sharing services significantly. There could
be more suburban shopping centers focused on daily needs shopping.
Driverless cars may also be a boon for ecommerce, offering cost
effective last-mile delivery for exurban and rural residents.
Driverless cars could allow up to 61 billion square feet of
parking space to be used for better purposes like retail, offices
Finally, James watches an episode of the Disneyland TV show
from 1958 called Magic Highways
. Many of the predictions it makes are similar to those that
we are making today.
Got a retail question? Tweet @JamesDCook
is the director of retail research in the
Americas for JLL.