Research and Publications

New Conversation article on street vendors’ self-help strategies in Manila, by Redento Recio

Redento Recio, who completed his PhD in Planning at UQ in 2018, has published an article in The Conversation today. The article is based on his PhD thesis.

The article discusses the practices developed by street vendors in Metro Manila (Philippines) to use public space to develop their livelihoods, constantly negotiating with planning authorities and navigating the formal-informal interface. The article reinforces the need to consider a broad range of practices towards the achievement of a more inclusive city.

Redento is now a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne, working in the Informal Urbanism Hub.