Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"Working in Warwick" Book Launch

The School of Fine Arts (Federal University of Minas Gerais) a book launch of Working in Warwick: Including Street Traders in Urban Plans. The book was co-written by Caroline Skinner, WIEGO Urban Policies Programme Director, and Richard Dobson, of Asiye eTafuleni.

Working in Warwick documents the lessons learned from the Warwick Junction Project, an inner city renewal initiative which sensitively integrated street traders into the cityscape. The book offers a fresh look at street traders’ lives, the role they play in city life and their contribution to the economy. It contains practical examples and aims to inspire other local authorities and planners in their dealings with the informal economy.

The university will also host an exhibition of photos from Warwick Junction taken by Dennis Gilbert.