Citation: Coggin, Thomas. 2019. Informal Work and the Social Function of the City: A Framework for Legal Reform in the Urban Environment. Working Paper (Law) No. 39. WIEGO.
The New Urban Agenda envisages cities and human settlements that fulfil their social function. But what is a city’s “social function”? And how can the urban environment and its resources be re-imagined in such a way that cities and human settlements are able to perform their “social function”? This working paper answers these two questions by examining the livelihoods of informal workers in the urban environment.