Public markets in many cities are under threat. This is a campaign to save them: @PPS_Placemaking

Public markets in many cities are under threat. This is a campaign to save them: @PPS_Placemaking

Saved! Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, narrowly escaped the wrecking ball thanks to community action in the 1960s | Photo by PPS Despite the resurgent interest in markets worldwide, public markets in many cities are under threat. The 10 Most Endangered Markets in the World will be the first list ever to call international attention to markets at risk. The list will be released in late March at the upcoming 9th International Public Markets Conference in Barcelona. Our goal in creating this list is to raise international awareness about the value of markets, to galvanize local efforts to preserve and reinvest in these vital public spaces, and to reposition endangered markets as vital centers of local commerce and community. How are markets endangered? Markets can be endangered by many forces – and often by a combination of forces. A market can be endangered by real...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/projectpublicspace...

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