The Rise of Public Markets

An increase in smart growth and direct-to-consumer produce has caused the rebirth of public markets across the country. GOOD's Peter Smith looks at what is making these markets successful.
July 1, 2009, 2pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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Public markets took a big hit with the growth of refrigerated transportation, and some attempts to revive the concept over the years have fallen flat. So what makes a successful market?

"'A market should suit its place,' says David O'Neil, the former general manager of the Reading Terminal Market and a Senior Associate for the nonprofit Project for Public Spaces. 'It's like if you plant a seed, and you put it too deep and add too much water. It's not going to grow.'

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Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 in GOOD Magazine
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