The future of the UK’s high streets lies in the past

MIPIM 2019: The reinvention of town centres and high streets will be a return to the values of yesteryear, according to panellists at EG’s “Town Centres 2050” debate at MIPIM 2019. As retail occupiers scale back, challenged by online shopping and shifting consumer priorities, urban centres will be built on mixed uses that draw communities together, the panel said. Revo president Ed Cooke said: “Places driven by retail that paid the most money need to recognise that that is not the future. To change the dial and for it to be viable, people need to accept that the ways they used