Tag Archive: London

The Markets 4 People team has been very fortunate in welcoming a new researcher to our ranks for the summers of 2019 and 2020: Laidlaw Scholar and University of Leeds Geography student Meegan Worcester. Meegan, who is now embarking on the second year of her undergraduate degree, successfully applied for...

Traders and campaigners at Seven Sisters Market/Wards Corner in Tottenham (London) have taken a major step forward towards community-led development and self-management with the validation of their re-submitted  community plan. Seven Sisters Market (also known as Latin Village and Pueblito Paisa) is home to one of London’s two main clusters...

On Tuesday 8 July, Frances Northrop (New Economics Foundation) and I shared emerging findings from the Markets4People project with Islington Council’s Inclusive Economy Board, chaired by Councillor Asima Shaikh. Being home to some of London’s poorest and wealthiest residents, Islington Council has been working to reduce income inequalities since its...

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 University of...

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...

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...

A major focal point for our research project will be a series of large-scale surveys conducted at three UK markets, selected as case-studies. Here, we’ll be asking market users about their experiences of shopping in their local market, about how and why shop there, and also seeking their views on...

Defending London’s important sites of Latin American community, culture and enterprise from displacement Myfanwy Taylor On Thursday 26 April, the University of Leeds and the Instituto Cervantes Leeds heard from two prominent figures in the fight to defend important sites of Latin American culture, community and entrepreneurialism in London. Organised...