Successful public markets help build communities rooted in well-being and equitable opportunity. The Market Cities Program strengthens the regional systems behind the market stalls, connecting and supporting a diverse set of stakeholders through research, specialized training, and a network of peers.
Market Cities is a partnership between three international nonprofits: Project for Public Spaces, HealthBridge Foundation of Canada, and Slow Food International.
The Market Cities Program advances a new vision for public market systems—one that creates infrastructure, policies, and investments in public markets at the citywide, regional, or national level. Learn more about the seven principles that define our vision:
Our goals align with several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Program contributes to global public health, livelihoods, and equity outcomes.