- 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
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.