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Accommodating the Informal Sector: A Strategy for Urban Environmental Management

Show simple item record Perera, LASR Amin, ATMN 2013-10-21T02:29:04Z 2013-10-21T02:29:04Z
dc.description.abstract Livelihoods of the urban poor, particularly the informal economic activities operating on streets and other public places, are usually seen as undesirable for environmental management by urban authorities which are preoccupied with keeping their cities clean. Hence, informal sector activities are often seen as "eye-sores" and are evicted from city centers in the name of "public cleanliness and orderliness". However, it is seen that environmental problems associated with the informal sector are mostly manifestations of unresponsive physical planning systems rather than attributes inherent to the sector's respective activities. An environmental impact analysis shows that provision of proper business premises to informal enterprises is an effective measure to curb the environmental problems associated with the sector. From this viewpoint, accommodating the informal sector in the urban built-environment is seen as an effective strategy for urban environmental management.
dc.language en
dc.subject informal sector
dc.subject accommodation
dc.subject urban environmental management
dc.title Accommodating the Informal Sector: A Strategy for Urban Environmental Management
dc.type Article-Abstract
dc.identifier.year 2009
dc.identifier.journal Journal of Environmental Management
dc.identifier.issue 46
dc.identifier.volume 46
dc.identifier.pgnos 15-Mar

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