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Introduction: Contested Street: Informal Street Vending and its Contradictions

Abstract : This introduction highlights the paradox of the uses and regulation of public spaces by street trading reflected in two interwoven contradictions. The first contradiction is about the massive presence of street trade and the persistent ambiguous regulatory framework. The second contradiction deals with the misconception of street vending as an “unorganized” and “temporary” activity. It illustrates that vague legal and institutional frameworks as well as a hostile operating environment are drivers of conflictual uses of public space, such as streets that are partially fragmented and privatized by traders.
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Sylvain Racaud, Jackson Kago, Samuel Owuor. Introduction: Contested Street: Informal Street Vending and its Contradictions. Articulo - Journal of Urban Research, Articulo - Revue de sciences humaines asbl, 2018. ⟨hal-02321794⟩

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