East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen discusses redevelopment of his township's downtown business district, while panel moderator Kevin Riordan, Philadelphia Inquirer columnist, looks on. Both spoke at the NJ Future Redevelopment Conference in New Brunswick, NJ East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen discusses redevelopment of his township’s downtown business district, while panel moderator Kevin Riordan, Philadelphia Inquirer columnist, looks on. Both spoke at the NJ Future Redevelopment Conference in New Brunswick, NJ

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Suburban communities trying to cope with the challenges transforming their retail centers have to approach the problem differently than more typical urban centers that may already have the infrastructure in place to accommodate changing retail tastes, say panelists who participated in the “Adapting to the Retail Revolution” panel at this year’s New Jersey Future Redevelopment Conference at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick last week.