Through photography and text, this e-book offers an in-depth look at the important role street vendors play in cities, the challenges they face, and the solutions that can make cities more vibrant, secure, and affordable for all. It also provides insights into how street vendor organizations and city officials have worked together to create inclusive public spaces and innovative plans
Street vendors face increasing hostility, harassment and eviction everywhere -- from the global South to the global North, from New Delhi to New York -- as neighborhoods and cities seek to “modernize” and “clean up”.
Public spaces are becoming increasingly privatized and contested, especially under right-leaning political regimes.
But in some cities like Monrovia and Mexico City, street vendor organizations and city officials have worked together to create inclusive public spaces and innovative plans that make urban areas more vibrant. The book also showcases special stories where vendors have fought for important legal and policy recognition in South Africa and India.