Public Markets

January 22, 2016, 2pm PST
Public food markets can be key centers of urban commerce and social life. Late last year, a brainstorming event in London considered how they might evolve to accommodate modern lifestyles and technologies.
Nesta
March 27, 2015, 6am PDT
Plagued by supermarket chains and natural disasters, the public markets of New Orleans could help revive community identity. Here are some of the ways they're getting back in business.
Next City
March 24, 2015, 12pm PDT
New York City broke ground recently on the Plaza de Las Americas—a designed public space that will support market uses and pedestrian activity while replacing an existing roadway in the Washington Heights neighborhood.
The Architect's Newspaper
Blog post
July 5, 2014, 5am PDT
What constitutes a farmers' market, rather than an outdoor or public market?
Lisa Feldstein
January 27, 2014, 8am PST
To capitalize on expanding interest in locally-sourced and unique food items, a non-profit group is moving forward with plans to build Boston's first permanent public market focused on locally grown foods in a space atop the Haymarket MBTA station.
Boston Globe
October 3, 2013, 7am PDT
L.A.'s historic Grand Central Market is undergoing an upscale makeover. Steve Lopez, an unabashed urban market fanatic, is concerned the changes threaten the market's role as discount center and bridge between affluent and working class Angelenos.
Los Angeles Times
May 6, 2013, 7am PDT
Before there were Safeways and Sam's Clubs, public markets served as the cultural and culinary anchors of towns across the United States. Many were also fine pieces of architecture. David K. O’Neil looks at 10 of the best that have been lost to time.
PPS Placemaking Blog
November 16, 2012, 11am PST
Keith Schneider looks at Downtown Market, the "newest piece of civic equipment" being built as part of Grand Rapids's transformation from "Furniture City" to vibrant, and growing, hub.
The New York Times
Feature
August 7, 2012, 4pm PDT

Public markets and multi-purpose streets date back to the very origins of cities.

Gary Toth
January 12, 2011, 8am PST
The Marché en Fer, a 19th-century era food market and a favorite Haitian hangout, has reopened its doors to the delight of locals.
The New York Times
July 27, 2010, 12pm PDT
A proposed development on a vacant lot in ailing Cleveland could connect locals with a little-known asset of their community - a cluster of food wholesalers.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
May 14, 2010, 5am PDT
Former San Jose Mayor Tom McEnery is heading up an ambitious project to transform a mediocre public space into a Granville Market for Silicon Valley.
Metroactive