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How to Create Successful Markets

OCTOBER 17, 2014 - 9:00 AM to OCTOBER 18, 2014 - 3:30 PM ET

New York City

Learn how to successfully build new public markets or strengthen existing ones during this two-day training session taking place in New York City. Topics include how to make public markets economically sustainable, how to build upon existing community assets and how to create market spaces that draw diverse populations.  Training includes on-site tours of some of the best open-air and indoor public market spaces in New York city, including: Union Square Greenmarket, Chelsea Market, Fort Greene Greenmarket, Brooklyn Flea, Hester Street Fair and Essex Street Market. Training topics include:

  • Benefits of markets
  • Ingredients of successful markets
  • Introductions to Placemaking – making markets better places
  • Market planning process – scaling up markets with expanded facilities and operations
  • Community engagement
  • Sustainable market operations
  • Market management