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The Modern Market Public Seminar

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80/445 Swanston St

445 Swanston Street

#80

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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This seminar will profile the role and contribution of municipal fresh food and merchandise markets in the contemporary city, using case studies from Europe as well the experience of Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne.

‘Municipal markets’ are permanent, community owned sites and structures purpose designed to host multiple stall-based traders delivering core retail services in fresh food but complemented by general merchandise. ‘Municipal markets’ are distinguished from temporary, improvised or occasional markets specifically commissioned to distribute local produce or wares to a tourist or highly localized customer base.

RMIT will host the public seminar as a contributor of the Melbourne Innovation District. RMIT's focus on urban innovation highlights the opportunities for new and existing business to take advantage of emerging strategies.

This joint RMIT, QVM and SGS Economics and Planning, public seminar will discuss success factors for municipal markets and explore their potential, and currently neglected, role in greenfield growth areas and the major regeneration areas of the city.

Speakers at the seminar will include:

Marcus Spiller (SGS Economics and Planning)

Donald Hyslop (Chair of Borough Market and Head of Regeneration and Community Partnerships at Tate Modern)

Rene van Gool (Rotterdam Market Hall and others)

Our guest speakers will be joined by Fiona Whitworth from Queen Victoria Market for the panel discussion.

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