On markets – Have they ever died?
The recent resurgence of public markets is just a beginning. Markets spark urban revitalization, foster community diversity and improve public health. We’re on the verge of a new era of market cities, with expansive networks to connect people and places. (Project for Public Spaces*)
I struggle to believe that there has been a ‘resurgence’ of markets, but perhaps I have been lucky all this time. Perhaps all cities where I lived had refused to let their markets die. Pelotas, Porto Alegre, Palmas, Christchurch, Aachen, and now Cairns all have their markets very well organised and established. The true meaning of placemaking I guess.
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