Street Vendors

Liberia’s Street Vendors Pioneer New Approach with City Officials

January 29, 2019

By Sarah Orleans Reed & Mike Bird

Street vendors from Bangkok to Bogota face constant, daily harassment...

Topics: Organizing

Strategies for Street Vendors to Create “Public Space for All”

January 22, 2019

By Jenna Harvey

“I want to see an eviction-free city. I want to see them [street vendors] having a right to...

Topics: Organizing

Against the Odds: Resilience, Solidarity and Community Spirit Keep Warwick Markets Alive

November 30, 2018

By Leslie Vryenhoek with photos by Jonathan Torgovnik

About half-a-million people flow through Warwick...

Topics: Livelihoods

How Cities Can Achieve Public Space for All

November 22, 2018

By Jenna Harvey

Public space provides a window into the soul of a city. It is where collective urban life...

Topics: Cities

Q&A: WIEGO’s New Urban Policies Director Talks Migration, 21st-century Cities and What Inspires Her Research

October 5, 2018

This week, we sit down with WIEGO’s new Urban Policies Programme Director, Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, to learn...

Topics: Cities

Bangkok’s renowned street vendors march against evictions – and rally widespread support

September 7, 2018

By Chidchanok Samantrakul and Sarah Orleans Reed

After relentless evictions against their livelihoods, on...

Topics: Livelihoods

Partnering with Street Vendors Led One Indian City to Model a Way Forward

July 31, 2018

Bhubaneshwar, India, provides a unique model for integrating street vendors into cities’ future plans. Through a...

Topics: Cities

As Bangkok Vendors Face Eviction, New York’s Offer Solidarity, Ideas

May 21, 2018

By Carlin Carr

In Bangkok, a series of municipal crackdowns to “clean up” the city has put its world-renowned...

"Take away these tolls": How Accra's poorest market workers got their wages back

May 8, 2018

By Carlin Carr

Accra’s colorful, bustling markets run on the back-breaking labour of some of the city’s...

Across Peru, Municipalities are “Upgrading” Street Vendors to Roofed Markets. Is it Really Improving Conditions?

February 6, 2018

By Lissette Aliaga 

Municipalities across Peru have been employing a strategy to improve conditions for...

Topics: Livelihoods
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