Mexico City

For Cities to Make Progress on SDGs and the New Urban Agenda, They Must Listen to Grassroots’ Solutions

July 10, 2019

By Jenna Harvey

Through a series of ambitious global commitments in recent years, governments across the...

Topics: Cities

Five Must-reads on Including Street Vendors in Public Spaces

June 4, 2019

Street vendors are facing unprecedented challenges in cities across the globe, despite global development goals...

Topics: Global Advocacy

Desalojados: Cómo los aseadores de calzado de Ciudad de México han luchado contra el desalojo y desafiado a las ciudades “del futuro”

May 28, 2019

Por Carlin Carr

Todos quieren ir elegantes en la ciudad y durante décadas, los aseadores y aseadoras de...

Topics: Livelihoods

Evicted: How Mexico City’s Shoe Shiners Fought Displacement and Challenged “Future” Cities

May 28, 2019

By Carlin Carr

Everyone wants to look spiffy in the city, and in Mexico City, shoe shiners have kept...

Topics: Livelihoods

Créer un « espace public pour tous » : stratégies utiles à l’intention des vendeurs et vendeuses de rue

January 22, 2019

Par Jenna Harvey

« Je veux voir une ville sans expulsions. Je veux les voir [vendeurs de rue] jouir du droit...

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

From Mozambique to Mexico, Domestic Workers are Fighting for their Rights — and Telling their Stories

June 19, 2018

Domestic workers — those who cook, clean, sweep, and child-mind in private homes across the globe — face unusually...

Mexico City's Shoe Shiners are not “Visual Contamination:” Design Solutions for a Traditional Occupation in a Changing City

March 7, 2018

By Jenna Harvey & Tania Espinosa Sanchez

Mexico City’s shoe shiners (aseadores de calzado) have been...

Topics: Livelihoods

Threat of A New Waste Incinerator in Mexico City Puts Informal Waste Pickers’ Livelihoods at Risk

Tania Espinosa Sánchez, March 1, 2018

In Mexico City, a controversy is brewing over a proposed billion-dollar waster incinerator that threatens the...

Topics: Livelihoods

From Lima to Bangkok, WIEGO Lays Out Strategy to Improve Conditions of Informal Workers in Six Target Cities

January 26, 2018

By Jenna Harvey

It is morning rush hour in Bangkok and moto-taxi drivers ferry hurried commuters through...

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