We were delighted to receive many proposals from around the globe in response to our call for papers. In the end, ten papers’ authors were invited to present their research at our conference. We were honored to have the input of our expert group of moderators and discussants that included activists, government, and other scholars. At the end of the day, we engaged in a lively discussion from the point of view of scholars, government, and activists. The conference program and speakers’ bios can be downloaded here.

Selected papers from the conference have been published in a special issue of Cityscape. The guest editors’ introduction to the special issue summarizes the discussions we had as a group can be downloaded here. Links to the individual articles that were published are also provided below.

Session 1:  Street Vending Struggles Over Time and Space
9 – 10:30 AM

Annette Kim, Moderator
Gregg Kettles, Discussant, Attorney at Law and former Deputy Counsel for Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa

Concurrent Session 2A: Lessons from Moving Vendors off the Street in Asia
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Raphael Bostic, Moderator
Nithya Raman, Discussant, Founder of Transparent Chennai

Concurrent Session 2B: Calculating Overlooked Externalities of Street Vending Regulations: New York and LA
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Rudy Espinoza, Moderator,
Executive Director, Leadership for Urban Renewal Network (LURN)
Nicole Esparza, Discussant, Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in Nonprofit Leadership and Management at the Price School of Public Policy

Concurrent Session 3A: The Politics of the Public Imagination around Street Vending
1 – 2:30 PM

Raphael Bostic, Moderator
Tridib Banerjee, Discussant. James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning, Price School

The Politics of Inclusive Urban Policy for Street Vendors: Recent Legal Innovations in India, South Africa and Peru

Sally Roever, Urban Research Director, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), Washington, D.C.

The Paradoxes of Formalizing Street Trade in the Neoliberal City: A Comparative Analysis of the Cases of Lima and Bogotá

Lissette Aliaga-Linares, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Concurrent Session 3B: Emerging Scholars of the Street
1 – 2:30 PM

Abel Valenzuela, Moderator
Martin Krieger, Discussant, Professor at Price School of Public Policy, USC

Guys on the Street: Formality, Order, and Security Among Motorbike Taxi Drivers in Ho Chi Minh City

Jessica Lockrem, Doctoral student, Department of Anthropology, Rice University

“They Don’t Want the Taco Here”: Mexican (Im)migrant Food Vendors Change the City One Taco at a Time

LeighAnna Hidalgo, Doctoral student, UCLA Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana/o Studies