Are Public Markets Coming Back?

Steve Davies argues that public markets are making a comeback and that America's future may be small vendors as much as big boxes.
September 26, 2005, 6am PDT | Mike Lydon
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Public markets are making an unprecedented comeback across North America. You see signs of this almost everywhere. Perhaps a new farmers market has opened somewhere in your neighborhood over the past few years, or maybe a nearby street is now bustling with small vendors selling their wares. Even more remarkable, this revival of interest in public markets flies in the face of widely accepted notions that we are moving inexorably towards a landscape dominated by big box stores and fast food chains.

Thanks to Mike Lydon

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Published on Sunday, September 25, 2005 in Project For Public Spaces
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