MARKETS 4 PEOPLE

Traditional markets have played a significant role in the UK’s towns and cities for centuries but their central community role is threatened by radical changes in retail trends and public sector cuts. Our study aims to provide a new way to understand the community value which traditional markets offer.

Understanding Community Value

We are listening to market traders, operators, campaign groups and other experts from the traditional markets sector to gain insights into how community value is currently understood.

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Maximising Impact

In order to achieve real impact, researchers from the University of Leeds and the Open University are working alongside experts from NMTF and the New Economics Foundation.

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We are reviewing policy, public and academic discourse on traditional markets and interviewing policy makers and key figures within the sector.

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Follow our progress

Regular updates will be posted on our blog or you can follow us on Twitter @markets4people.

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Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, our study runs from February 2018 to August 2020. Our findings will be published on this website as the project progresses and details of our latest activities will be posted on the blog. You can also follow the project on Twitter @markets4people.

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The Markets 4 People team has been very fortunate in welcoming a new researcher to our ranks for the summers...

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Dr Myfanwy Taylor Traders and campaigners at Seven Sisters Market/Wards Corner in Tottenham (London) have taken a major step forward...

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Myfanwy Taylor On Tuesday 8 July, Frances Northrop (New Economics Foundation) and I shared emerging findings from the Markets4People project...

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Sara Gonzalez On the 24th of June, Myfanwy Taylor and myself attended the Future of London’s Street Markets at Brixton...

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