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Article Title:
Informal Cities and the Contestation of Public Space: The Case of Bogotá's Street Vendors, 1988—2003
Title of Journal:
Urban Studies
Vol. #:
45
Issue #:
1
Author(s):
Donovan, Michael G.
Date:
January, 2008
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Description:

The resurgence of informal street trading poses serious challenges for local officials responsible for the maintenance of public space. This article contextualises the tension between public space recuperation and informality, providing a detailed case study of Bogotá, Colombia (population 7.6 million). From 1988 to 2003, Bogotá’s mayors implemented one of the most ambitious public space campaigns in Latin America.

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