The Project for Public Spaces is a great resource, read on for information on a conference they’re putting on this Spring.
The 7th International Public Market Conference will showcase the vital role markets play in reconnecting local economies and communities. The recent explosion in popularity of public markets and farmers markets is emblematic of people’s desire to regain control of their lives, communities and their local economies. Yet, we have not begun to tap their full potential. For this conference, PPS is seizing the opportunity to explore all the ramifications of how markets are providing access to healthy, safe food; revitalizing local neighborhoods through dynamic places; creating jobs by keeping dollars in the local economy; providing real opportunities for minorities and new immigrants; and creating more sustainable communities and regions. Click here for more details.