Public Markets as Community Development Tools

  title={Public Markets as Community Development Tools},
  author={Alfonso Morales},
  journal={Journal of Planning Education and Research},
  pages={426 - 440}
  • A. Morales
  • Published 25 February 2009
  • Economics, History
  • Journal of Planning Education and Research
Public markets were once essential parts of the cityscape and they are becoming so again. Markets serve several purposes, social, political, and economic, and so planners interested in multipurpose tools for development will be interested in public markets. Markets can help achieve a variety of goals including place-making, employment, and entrepreneurship. This article focuses on markets as tools of business incubation. Archival data and literature shows how important markets once were to… 

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