New article on mobility nodes and economic spaces in Manila in Journal of Transport and Land Use, co-authored by Sonia Roitman

New Publication: ‘Mobility notes and economic spaces: Links, tensions and planning implications’, by Redento Recio (The University of Melbourne), Sonia Roitman (The University of Queensland) and Iderlina Mateo-Babiano (The University of Melbourne).

Published in The Journal of Transport and Land Use (Vol 12, No1).

The paper examines how informal trading has become embedded in the land-use patterns of Blacaran, a strategic transport hub in Metro Manila.  It argues that while transport hubs function largely as mobility interchanges, they also serve as spaces of conflict and negotiation, particularly when informal livelihoods of poor populations take place in public spaces like streets and transport terminals.

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