Reply To: New Urbanism.
I agree entirely with your interpretation of markets in Dublin. Except to say that you have forgotten to mention the 1980’s incarnation of the private market that sells a different less aromatic product range (blackberry fair and blackrock and the harbour market before that)
The parisians established the peripheral Runges distribution market decades ago and freed up an entire quarter for gentrification.
I am not too sure how London deals with its mass distribution of fruit and veg but it clearly isn’t moved through covent garden.
I am not convinced that markets don’t have a role entirely, but I am convinced that small scale niche markets on private property or that supplied by DCC is required.
I think the Georges St arcade is a model we can all aspire to. Have you been in the market bar on fade st?