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

For Mayors: A Five-Step Guide to including Street Vendors in Global Cities

June 21, 2018

By Carlin Carr

Building off the momentum of the New Urban Agenda, we’re focused on assisting local decision-...

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...

Syndicate content