An Urban Market...
The place for what’s going on in local design, art, craft, music, fashion, people, dance, street performance.
An urban market brings three main benefits:
It increases the number of people and brings life to a rundown area of an inner city. (It is always inner city/edge of city and easily accessible by foot/public transport.)* Extended opening hours mean that there is always something going on.
The market changes its character as the day progresses, supporting and encouraging diversity by attracting a range of different people who would not normally mix. This helps to break down stereotypes, and creates interest, identity and a sense of place.
An urban market is an engine room for new business, providing a platform for young creative entrepreneurs and helping them to get noticed.
An urban market also brings additional benefits depending on its location, the catchment area, and the local culture:
It unites subcultures.
It includes rather than excludes.
It provides a focus for the community, involving local schools/colleges/charities.
An Urban Market is a chance to build a creative community, to create a living breathing showcase of local talent.