Center For Study of Urban Poverty




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Street vending is a practice that is at times tolerated, restricted, and promoted by various policies and actors.  In recent years, street vending has drawn the attention (and at times ire) of the media, politicians, planning departments, businesses, neighborhood associations, zoning officials, and health inspectors.  Issues regarding the use of public space, the right to the city, and local ordinance enforcement/dereliction are often complicated by street vendors' diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, as well as their immigrant status.  This conference will explore the various contestations related to street vending and other temporary street enterprises.

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Friday, May 14            352 Haines Hall, UCLA


9 AM                         Breakfast & Opening Remarks: Abel Valenzuela & Manuel Pastor

9:15 – 10 AM            Guest Speaker: Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Professor, UCLA Department of Urban Planning

10 – 11:20 AM          Low Income Customers and Access to Markets            Moderator: Alfonso Morales

Juan-Vicente Palerm
     Tianguis Markets in Rural/Agricultural California

Efrén Sandoval and Rodrigo Escamilla
     The "Puente del Papa" Flea Market and the Tradition of Vending Practices in Monterrey, Mexico

Georgia Machell
     Linking Open Air Markets with Public Health: A Case Study from the UK

11:30 – 12:50PM         City Regulation and Space            Moderator: Gregg Kettles

Annette M. Kim
     Making Way: Mapping the Street Vendors on the Sidewalks of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Lissette Aliaga-Linares
     Understanding urban governance, spatial contexts and place making processes of street vending in Bogota and Lima

Melissa Haeffner
     Water Walkers: On Being Young, Female and Selling Water on the Urban Streets of Ghana

1:00 – 2:15 PM            Lunch & Guest Speaker: Margaret Crawford, Professor of Architecture at U.C. Berkeley. Design.

2:20 – 3:30 PM            Street Vendor Organizations               Moderator: Sean Basinski

Street Vendor Project of New York

Asociación de Vendedores Ambulantes – Chicago

Street Vendor Association of Boyle Heights

Pasadena Street Vendor Association

3:30 – 3:45 PM            Break

3:45 – 5 PM            Vendor-Based Social Movements            Moderator: Rocío Rosales

Sandra C. Mendiola Garcia
     Street Vendors, Students, and Politics in Puebla, Mexico

Jesús A. Hermosillo
     Loncheras: The Food Truck in the Los Angeles Latino Economy

Kathleen Dunn
     Street Labor and Public Space: Organizing Labor Rights among NYC Street Vendors

Saturday, May 15            Downtown Labor Center


9 AM            Breakfast

9:30 – 10:50 AM       Race, Class, Age Effects                                                         Moderator: Alfonso Morales

Emir Estrada-Loy

     “Dude, I was born here!" Children's American Cultural Resources in Street Vending Markets

Leslie A. Martino-Velez
     A Moveable Feast - Extending the Street through a Tweet

Aaron Freundschuh
     False Cognates: Policing Immigrants and Counterfeits in Contemporary Paris           

11:00 – 12:40 PM           Cultural Landscapes & Public Space Creating Identity      Moderator: Abel Valenzuela  

Carolyn Pinedo Turnovsky
     Street-Corner Citizenship

Lorena Muñoz
     Queering el Barrio: Latina Immigrant Street Vendors Navigate and Perform Queer and Gendered Identities in Los Angeles

Kenny Cupers
     The Urbanism of Los Angeles Street Vending

Rocio Rosales

     Curbing the Law: Fruit Vendor and Police Officer Street Corner Interactions  

12:40 – 1 PM            Break

1 – 3 PM                    Legal, Local, and Practitioner Perspectives                Moderator: Ingrid V. Eagly

Gregg Kettles, Deputy Counsel to LA Mayor Villaraigosa & Member of the Mayor's Food Policy Task Force

Erin Glenn, CEO Asociación de Loncheros L.A. Familia Unida de California

Alma Flores, Economic Development Planner, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Michael Bindas, Staff Attorney, Institute for Justice - Washington Chapter

3 - 7 PM                    First Annual Vendy Awards
                                      MacArthur Park, Downtown Los Angeles



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