Last week, we published a new feature article on Market Cities. The resulting discussion online produced a long list of Placemakers’ favorite public markets and market districts across five continents. We’ve rounded up photos from a selection of these favorites to create a colorful tour of a dozen bustling, beloved market districts around the world. The differences between these markets can be striking, but all of them share a key similarity. Whether floating on a canal in Indonesia or housed in a grand brick building in the American Midwest, markets are all about the unique power of food to bring people together.

This September’s International Public Markets Conference will be a key opportunity to gather with public market managers, boosters, and organizers to talk about how to create even more vital public spaces centered on food and community. The early bird registration period ends on July 31st
click here to register today

Image Sources: Kansas City, Minneapolis, Detroit, Cincinnati, Santiago, San Juan, Halifax, Bury, London/Covent, London/Columbia, Copenhagen, Benjarmasin, Adelaide, The Channon

Great Public Markets: A Crowdsourced Global Tour was last modified: July 25th, 2012 by Project for Public Spaces