Architect and Urbanist, Kolade Akiyode asserts the virtue of inclusive governance for street trading and the informal economy.
His research in Lagos aims to provide a platform for policy guidance and decision making in the management of informal economic activities (street traders inclusive) in order to achieve an inclusive and sustainable urban environment. He offers insights into why previous relocation schemes and projects have failed and what may be a better way for the state government to engage street traders and manage this informal economy. Read the full interview by Ayo Denton on future capetown.
“Street trading acts as a crucial source of income for large numbers of the urban poor but the management of street trading activities by constituted authority is typically hostile, therefore hampering their ability to operate.”