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Volume 39 – Number 2
151 pages
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Summary

The editors’ ambition in this issue is to stimulate a useful and collaborative conversation – amongst academics as well as planners and designers...

urban development, markets

Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy

Guest editors: Freek Janssens and Ceren Sezer
18 Mar 2014

Marketplaces are a great deal more than the commercial gathering places that city authorities sometimes take them to be. They are flexible spatial and temporal organizations that provide vivid and inclusive public spaces. As sites of intereactions of flows of people, goods and information, they facilitate an improvised and spontaneous synergy of people and communities, which is at the core of the everyday life of the city.

The editors’ ambition in this issue is to stimulate a useful and collaborative conversation – amongst academics as well as planners and designers – on the role that marketplaces can play in today’s cities.

Contents

  • Market Places as an Urban Development Strategy
    Freek Janssens and Ceren Sezer
  • Vancouver's Chinatown Night Market: Gentrification and the Perception of Chinatown as a Form of Revitalization
    Yolande Pottie-Sherman
  • Constructing the Marketplace: A Socio-Spacial Analysis of Past Marketplaces in Istanbul
    Eda Ünlü Yücesoy
  • Occupying the Centre: Handicraft Vendors, Cultural Vitality, Commodification, and Tourism in Cusco, Peru
    Linda J. Seligmann and Daniel Guevara
  • From Fake Market to a Strong Brand: The Silk Street Market in Beijing
    Ching Lin Pang and Sara Sterling
  • Privatized Transformation of Public Space
    James Filipi
  • 'Flying Markets': Activating Public Spaces in Amsterdam
    Freek Janssens and Ceren Sezer
  • Socio-economic and Spacial Reorganization of Albert Cuyp Market
    Pinar Balat
  • Design of Natural Markets: Accommodating the Informal
    Rushank Mehta and Chintan Gohil
  • Hierarchies Produced by Scale-Structure: Food Markets in the Third Ring of Beijing
    Sheng Qiang