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Lecture Theatre -1.64

School of Geography and Planning, Glamorgan Building

King Edward VIII Avenue

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Widespread informality has now become a structural characteristic of low-income urban economies and contributes significantly to GDP. In many cities of the developing world, the informal economy provides 60-80% of urban jobs and up to 90% of new jobs. Drawing upon research conducted at Cardiff University’s Informal Economy Research Observatory (IERO), this event explores contemporary trends and challenges in the urban informal economies of cities in China, Pakistan, Tanzania, Nigeria and Ethiopia.

16.00-16.15 The urban informal economy, Alison Brown and Peter Mackie

16.15-16.30 Revanchism to Ambivalence – fluctuating policy on street trade in Guangzhou,Huang Gengzhi

16.30-16.45 Sectarianism, conflict and informality: street trade in Karachi, Najia Zaidi

16.45-17.00 The Slum Economies of Dar es Salaam,Regan Doyle

17.00-17.15 Street traders and spatiality in Lagos: the power of open-source network mapping, Akolade Akiyode

17.15-17.30 In the absence of a right to work: refugee economies in Addis Ababa, Kate Dickenson

17.30-17.50 Questions and discussion

17.50-18.00 Emerging knowledge on Informal Economies – influencing international agendas, Alison Brown and Peter Mackie

18.00-18.30 Refreshments, Room -1.72

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School of Geography and Planning, Glamorgan Building

King Edward VIII Avenue

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CF10 3WT

United Kingdom

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