Public Markets
Cultivating hubs of health, community, and opportunity.

Public markets can be some of the most impactful and welcoming public spaces in our cities and towns, improving public health, and offering inclusive access to entrepreneurship.

For over three decades, our Public Markets program has supported the development of more than 200 markets through technical assistance, and many more through education, events, and research.

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Initiatives
Market Cities Initiative
Working in partnership with HealthBridge Foundation of Canada and Slow Food International, the Market Cities Initiative aims to accelerate the adoption of regional policy, governance, and investment strategies to help entire public market networks thrive.
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Technical Assistance
Since 1987, Project for Public Spaces has helped revitalize existing markets and develop new ones through design and management plans, feasibility analysis, customized training for market leaders, and more.
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How to Create Successful Markets
In this training course, participants learn the essentials for creating and maintaining a thriving public market that is economically sustainable, maximizes community benefits, and welcoming to a broad diversity of people.
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International Public Markets Conference
Since 1987, Project for Public Spaces has hosted 10 editions of the International Public Markets Conference, drawing together an international group of 400 leaders from all kinds of markets as well as strategic partners in the fields of public health, community development, food systems, and public policy.
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