13 Dec '11, 5pm

How Designing Smarter Farmers' Markets Will Help Our Cities Survive

How Designing Smarter Farmers' Markets Will Help Our Cities Survive

Daniel Carmody, President of the Eastern Market in Detroit, is a passionate speaker, and entranced many of us attending the National Trust for Historic Preservation conference in Buffalo this fall. It seemed, at first, an odd choice of speaker at a conference about old buildings. But in fact, he demonstrated how important the growing and distribution of food can be to the rebirth and revitalization of our cities and towns. It isn't about one market, but about the entire economic system in America. Dan kindly shared a copy of his presentation with me, which forms the basis of this post. A hundred years ago, 38% of Americans lived and worked on the farm; today, it is less than two percent. The impact of that change has been massive; the economist Joseph Stiglitz writes in Vanity Fair this month that the last Great Depression was caused by industrialization of agriculture, a ...

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