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The informal American city : beyond taco trucks and day labor

Author: Vinit Mukhija; Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2014.
Series: Urban and industrial environments.
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Informal American city
(DLC) 2013035292
(OCoLC)858914379
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vinit Mukhija; Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris
ISBN: 9780262323413 0262323419 1306772729 9781306772723
OCLC Number: 879598941
Notes: Subtitle on cover: From taco trucks to day labor.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: pt. I Settings --
1. The Garage Sale as Informal Economy and Transformative Urbanism / Margaret Crawford --
2. Outlaw In-Laws: Informal Second Units and the Stealth Reinvention of Single-Family Housing / Vinit Mukhija --
3. The Reproduction of Informality in Low-Income Self-Help Housing Communities / Peter M. Ward --
4. Making and Supporting Community Gardens as Informal Urban Landscapes / Jeffrey Hou --
5. "This Is My Front Yard!" Claims and Informal Property Rights on Sidewalks / Renia Ehrenfeucht --
6. Learning from the Margin: Placemaking Tactics / Nabil Kamel --
7. Surviving in America's Playground: Informal Sustenance Strategies among the Chronically Unhoused / Jacob Avery --
pt. II Responses --
8. The Irreconcilable Tension between Dwelling in Public and the Regulatory State / Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris --
9. Learning from Informal Practices: Implications for Urban Design / Michael Rios --
10. Formalizing City Farms: Conflict and Conciliation / Alfonso Morales --
11. A More Delicious City: How to Legalize Street Food / Mark Vallianatos --
12. Crystals, Mud, and Space: Street Vending Informality / Gregg Kettles --
13. "Keep Your Wheels On": Mediating Informality in the Food Cart Industry / Kate Mayerson --
14. Regulating Day Labor: Worker Centers and Organizing in the Informal Economy / Abel Valenzuela Jr. --
15. Informal Parking Markets: Turning Problems into Solutions / Donald Shoup.
Series Title: Urban and industrial environments.
Responsibility: edited by Vinit Mukhija and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris.

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