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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 Community Base. The conference was organised by Saif Osmani from Friends of Queens Marke, Mama D from Community Centred Knowledge, and Just Space with some support from Markets4People and the...

Andy Newing and Chris Savage Markets 4 People project partner, the NMTF – the only national trade association for market traders in the UK – has made some of their extensive data on markets available for wider re-use via the Leeds-based Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). The CDRC acts as...

Paul Waley Markets4People Co-Investigator and Bradford Civic Society Place Panel, co-chair After years spent languishing in a nondescript shed, Bradford’s central food market is to move into a purpose-built building in the centre of the city. This will, the Council hopes, catalyse regeneration in the city centre. There is certainly much...

Today almost 300 delegates from across the globe are gathered in London for the first day of the 10th International Public Markets Conference.   Sara González and Myfanwy Taylor are present, representing the Markets4People team, and will be hosting an unconference session on ‘Researching the Community Benefits of Public Markets’ on...

Dr Myfanwy Taylor and Dr Sara Gonzalez Community and campaign groups in London are holding a conference on the future of London’s street markets, taking place on Monday 24 June 2019 at Brixton Community Base. The conference aims to explore ideas about how to ‘work together to save street markets...

Dr Myfanwy Taylor (image: NMTF) On 8th April 2019 we held three workshops with traders on the community value of markets at the NMTF Conference in Hull (click here to read the conference report in Market Times). Having heard from managers and campaigners in similar workshops last year, we were...

Rosie Wilkinson and Myfanwy Taylor Our survey of market users at our three case study markets is now complete! With the help of Fieldwork Assistance, their team of interviewers and local Urdu, Gujarati and Bengali-speaking interpreters at Queen’s Market, we have completed approximately 500 surveys each at Bury, Queen’s and...

Myfanwy Taylor On Friday 15 February, Dr Sara González and I shared initial findings from research on the community value of markets with the London Markets Board (LMB). The LMB was set up in 2018 by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, in order to ‘coordinate and focus strategic action...

Over the next week our project will be taking an exciting step forward by piloting a survey of market users in our three case study markets. We will be working with independent market research company Fieldwork Assistance to ask market users a series of questions about how they use the market and...

Researching marketplaces across disciplinary and geographical divides RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London, 28-30 August 2019 Session organisers: Myfanwy Taylor, Sara González and Paul Waley (University of Leeds) Sponsored by the Urban Geography Research Group This session aims to build international and interdisciplinary approaches to researching marketplaces, exploring their economic, social...