Contested Space : Street Trading, Public Space, And Livelihoods in Developing Cities (Paperback)

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The importance of public space in supporting city economies and in contributing to poverty reduction is rarely recognized. Instead, public space is more often an arena for contest--between municipal governments or other vested interests, and street traders, whose activities are proscribed by restrictive social norms, ambiguous legal status, street violence, or an official response that vacillates between indifference and eviction. This book breaks new ground in linking literature on the informal economy, urban livelihoods, and public space. Based on a research study in four developing cities Dar Es Salaam, Kumasi, Maseru, and Kathmandu it explores the survival strategies of street traders and their relationships with city governments. It concludes by exploring the practical and policy implications for pro-poor street management. This book is essential reading for all those interested in innovative city governance.


Publisher Practical Action Pub
Mfg Part# 9781853396304
SKU 202459289
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1853396303
Release Date 8/13/2012
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