Retail Planner and Consultant Bob Gibbs will present a workshop on Retail Principles for New Urban Communities and Mixed-Use Town Centers Jan. 9-10 at The Seaside Institute. This program will demonstrate how proven principles of retail development can be combined with the best practices of the New Urbanism, Smart Growth and architectural design to create successful and competitive mixed-use urban commercial centers. Ideal for developers, planners, retailers, architects, and public officials, the presentation will focus on several topics, among them the required market demographics for various retailers, restaurants, and shopping center typologies including convenience centers, neighborhood centers, power centers, regional malls, and lifestyle centers. Visit www.seasideinstitute.org for a full description. Joining Bob will be Seaside town founder, Daryl Davis, who will give an in-depth tour and recounting of the build-out of Seaside's town center, and retail expert and main street consultant Terry Shook. Tuition is $500 and includes Gibbs' book, Principles of Urban Retail: Planning and Development. Special accommodation rates are available at the Seaside Academic Village. Register for the workshop at www.eventbrite.com. Learn more about the Seaside Institute and see photos in SoWal Groups.