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The Informal American City: Beyond Taco Trucks and Day Labor

edited by Vinit Mukhija and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014]
Language
English
Series
Urban and Industrial Environments
ISBN
9780262027076, 0262027070, 9780262525787, 026252578X
Contents
  • The garage sale as informal economy and transformative urbanism / Margaret Crawford
  • Outlaw in-laws : informal second units and the stealth reinvention of single-family housing / Vinit Mukhija
  • The reproduction of informality in low-income self-help housing communities / Peter M. Ward
  • Making and supporting community gardens as informal urban landscapes / Jeffrey Hou
  • "This is my front yard!" Claims and informal property rights on sidewalks / Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris and Renia Ehrenfeucht
  • Learning from the margin : placemaking tactics / Nabil Kamel
  • Surviving in America's playground : informal sustenance strategies among the chronically unhoused / Jacob Avery
  • The irreconcilable tension between dwelling in public and the regulatory state / Renia Ehrenfeucht and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris
  • Learning from informal practices : implications for urban design / Michael Rios
  • Formalizing city farms : conflict and conciliation / Matt Covert and Alfonso Morales
  • A more delicious city : how to legalize street food / Mark Vallianatos
  • Crystals, mud, and space : street vending informality / Gregg Kettles
  • "Keep your wheels on" : mediating informality in the food cart industry / Ginny Browne, Will Dominie, and Kate Mayerson
  • Regulating day labor : worker centers and organizing in the informal economy / Abel Valenzuela Jr.
  • Informal parking markets : turning problems into solutions / Donald Shoup
  • Conclusion : Deepening the understanding of informal urbanism / Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris and Vinit Mukhija.
Description
viii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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