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Mapping the spatiality of informal street vending

Peimani, Nastaran ORCID: and Kamalipour, Hesam ORCID: 2022. Mapping the spatiality of informal street vending. Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability 10.1080/17549175.2022.2150267
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The public realm in cities of the global South comprises a mix of formal and informal economies and activities competing for space and visibility. While often seen by the authorities as marginalised and damaging to the larger-scale off-street market, street vending cannot be simply wished away as it contributes to the emergence of vibrant urbanity and economic productivity. Drawing on empirical research in a case study in Tehran and using observation, fieldwork notes, photography, archival records, and urban mapping, this paper focuses on mapping forms of informal street vending to explore the spatiality of street vending in relation to pedestrian flows, public/private interface, and functional mix. The paper contributes to how the built environment professions can more effectively engage with transforming places to enable opportunities for a range of informal activities to emerge and possibly thrive in public space.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
ISSN: 1754-9183
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 November 2022
Date of Acceptance: 14 November 2022
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2023 17:12

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