New Research on Marketplaces as Catalysts for Community Development, GG

Markets Can Release a Community’s Creativity
The report focuses on the many, varied impacts marketplaces can have on the public realm and explains that “markets release the creative, recreational, civic, and economic energies between the community and the individuals who compose it…. Markets connect the natural world to the urban environment, and the two-way connection raises hopes in both that communities will develop economically, that farmland and food systems will be protected, that individual health will be improved, and that the natural and local will supplement the engineered and global urban environment.

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