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Contesting the Streets II: Vending and Public Space in Global Cities

October 2, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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This symposium brings together scholars and practitioners in dynamic dialogue to present contemporary and historical empirical cases and global trends addressing the growth of street vending.

While vending and public space has been the subject of acrimonious debate in many cities between vendors, local government, formal business and property owners, community organizations, pedestrians and alternative mobility groups, it has also been the impetus for some innovative mixed-use and inclusive arrangements for sharing urban space.  Our symposium seeks to shed light on possible futures and the key narratives that will need to be re-written. 

We have exciting keynote speakers including Saskia Sassen, Margaret Crawford, and Ananya Roy as well as a reception of digital media art of the city that will be held at USC’s Cinema school.

Plenary session is October 2nd and Paper Session is October 3rd. Please register for each session separately. 


University of Southern California
Sol Price School of Public Policy Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626 US
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This symposium is sponsored by SLAB, the Spatial Analysis Lab at USC Price; The César E. Chávez Department for Chicana/o Studies at UCLA, and the USC Bedrosian Center on Governance
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Bedrosian Center