The Handbook of Urban Studies provides the first comprehensive, up-to-date account of the urban condition, relevant to a wide readership from academics to researchers and policymakers. It provides a theoretically and empirically informed account embracing all the different disciplines contributing to urban studies. Leading authors identify key issues and questions and future trends for further research and present their findings so that, where appropriate, they are relevant to the needs of policymakers. Using the city as a unifying structure, the Handbook provides an holistic appreciation of urban structure and change, and of the theories by which we understand the structure, development and changing character

The Growth of Urban Informal Economies

The Growth of Urban Informal Economies

The growth of urban informal economies
Colin C.Williams and JanWindebank

In recent years, the emerging orthodoxy in urban studies is that our cities are witnessing the growth of informal employment as it becomes an increasingly important survival strategy for marginalized populations (for example, the unemployed, women, ethnic minorities and ...

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