Based on a research study in four developing cities – Dar Es Salaam, Kumasi, Maseru, and Kathmandu – Contested Space explores the survival strategies of street traders and their relationships with city governments, and examines the practical and policy implications for pro-poor street management. This is essential reading for all those interested in innovative city governance, for planners, NGOs, students, academics, and practitioners in Development Studies and Urban Development.
- Part I – Public Space and Urban Livelihoods
- 1. Challenging Street Livelihoods
- 2. Urban Public Space in the Developing World: A Resource for the Poor
- 3. Informal enterprise and street trading: a civil society and urban management perspective
- Part II – Street Trading in Four Cities
- 4. Setting the Context: social, economic and political influences on the informal sector in Ghana, Lesotho, Nepal and Tanzania
- 5. An enabling framework? Governance and street trading in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
- 6. Fulcrum of the urban economy: governance and street livelihoods in Kumasi, Ghana
- 7. Poverty reduction strategies in Ghana
- 8. Contest and conflict: governance and street livelihoods in Maseru, Lesotho
- 9. The new urban economy: governance and street livelihoods in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
- Part III – Towards a Pro-poor Policy Agenda
- 10. Street trading in four cities: a comparison
- List of Abbreviations
Alison Brown is a Senior Lecturer in the School of City & Regional Planning at Cardiff University, and an urban planning consultant with a specialism in international planning practice. She is course director for the MSc International Planning & Development. She has recently managed a DFID-funded study on street trading and livelihoods on which the book is based.