Markets

The French Market
The French Market

The original public market in New Orleans is situated in the heart of the original French settlement. Like many historic markets, it is treasured by locals. However, it is also overrun by tourists. Or, at least that has been its trajectory since 1980. Under new leadership and during a pandemic, the French Market has an opportunity reemerge as a pivotal institution that serves the public good. 

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Market Cities
Market Cities

Public markets work best when they reach their potential to serve the public good. While it is astonishing that these ancient mechanisms still survive, what's even more amazing are the ones that serve as regional conveners. 

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