By sharing rigorous data on the community value of traditional markets our publications and resources strengthen the case of campaigners and community groups, particularly in processes of urban regeneration, when markets are often under threat.
We have worked closely with the Friends of Queens Market, who supported the delivery of our market-user survey, with several members acting alongside fieldworkers as translators, to conduct the survey in a number of the most commonly spoken languages within this ethnically diverse community.
Resources for campaigners and community groups
Links to further publications can be found on the Our Findings page.
Heygate Was Home
An outstanding timeline of the regeneration/ destruction of a large council estate in London. Very good insight into complexities of the planning process
Just Space – London For All! (2015)
Inspiring case studies on how different groups can have control over their diverse independent workspaces (including 2 markets)
Save Brixton Arches (2015)
Great example of a small piece of research done by activists as part of the Save Brixton Arches Campaign on The Impact of proposed shop evictions in Brixton's Station and Atlantic Road arches
Staying Put: An Anti-gentrification Handbook for Council Estates in London (2014)
Not about markets but a really useful brief guide to understanding gentrification in a housing context, and tips for successfully contesting regneration plans at a local level
Traditional Markets: Action Research and Campaigning
A website originally created in 2015 to support an action research project funded by the Antipode Foundation and carried out by Dr Sara Gonzalez (Principal Investigator for this project) and Gloria Dawson at the University of Leeds