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Current trends and changes in retail supply-side affected by COVID-19
Project IdRSA
Main solverMgr. Lucia Hýllová
Period9/2021 - 5/2022
ProviderOstatní projekty ze zahr. prostředků
AnotationWe regard the ongoing economic recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as a test of the resilience and vitality of retail in the city centre. More specifically, we ask how are retail supply-side trends affected by COVID-19? In view of current/recent trends on the retail supply-side, our main goal is to bring an empirical evidence to how the brick-and-mortar retail were affected during the pandemic; or how the changes of retail were accelerated/decelerated in relation to urban development. The research area is represented by the city centre in old industrial city of Ostrava. The specific context of trends in our study area consists of the transformation process reflected in the process of shrinkage associated with the physical and functional decline of the city centre.