Barcelona recently hosted the 9th International Public Markets Conference, a 3-day event organised by Project for Public Spaces. The 425 participants from 119 cities in 40 countries shared their experiences and visited the various city markets for a better understanding of the Barcelona Market Model. Barcelona also received the Market City Award for its model use of markets as tools for sustainable urban development. A declaration was also issued fostering and promoting markets because of the opportunities they offer for transforming cities.
On Saturday, 28 March, Project for Public Spaces presented Barcelona with its Market City Award This event concluded the International Public Markets Conference held from 26 to 28 March, during which a declaration was issued on the opportunities markets offer for transforming cities.
Representatives of the cities involved in the URBACT Markets project met at Santa Caterina Market for a meeting that marked the official end to two years of joint work promoting markets as a stimulus to urban development.
The 9th International Public Markets Conference kicked off in Barcelona on Thursday 26 March with a plenary session, where markets from places as diverse as Papua New Guinea, Katmandu, Montreal, Medellín, New Orleans and Chefchaouen shared their experiences and strategies along with the first working sessions.
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