Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

SEPTA (Philadelphia), Farmers Markets and Placemaking

In honor of Farmers Market week last week... last year I wrote an entry about transit as placemaking, and amongst the examples, contrasted how SEPTA, the transit agency in Philadelphia, actively supports farmers markets at its stations and properties, as part of its sustainability mission, called "Farm-to-SEPTA."

They do more than you would expect, including renting an unutilized lot to a market garden for $1/year and have a farmers market in front of their headquarters at 1234 Market Street in Downtown Philadelphia.  See "SEPTA helps community farm grow" from Metro Magazine.

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