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Retail Change in Belfast City Centre: 1950-1970

Stephen Brown


Despite the enormous amount of research effort that the geography of retailing has generated in recent years, there have been comparatively few long term studies of retail change. This paper explores the processes and patterns of change in the central shopping district of Belfast between 1950 and 1970. The extent and characteristics of these changes are described, a simple model of city centre retailing change is presented and the limitations of the study are discussed.

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