Conceptualising Informal Livelihood Activities: Regulatory Approaches as In-Space and In-Time arrangements | Land Portal
Cover photo

Informations sur la ressource

Date of publication: 
janvier 2015
Resource Language: 
Pages: 
20
License of the resource: 
Copyright details: 
@Ardhi University

This paper examines regulatory approaches for informal livelihood activities within cities. Informality is generally conceptualised in terms of activities, workers and governance. Scholars have concentrated much advocating development of micro enterprise and improvement of capital goods. Little focus has been put on the conceptualisation of regulatory approaches for informal livelihood activities spatially, which sought to be the aim of this paper.

The first half of this paper focuses on theoretical linkage of informal sector and space use. The emphasis is put on regulatory approaches and how they translate to proposition that there is inspace arrangement and is-time arrangement for space uses of the informal livelihood activities. The second half focuses on the assertion of this conceptualisation in in Ilala municipality. The evidences were drawn by the use of mixed method approach. Questionnaires, in-depth interviews and observation methods were used to collect data. The findings show that in-space and in-time arrangement are used concurrently in the regulation of spaces used for informal activities. Conceptualising regulatory approaches in that manner for informal activities is useful as it provide a clear framework of what a city manage can do to facilitate informal livelihood for the poor. The in-space and in-time arrangement bridge the divide of access to prime locations by different group of people and consequentially minimise the exclusion of the poor from urban spaces. It is argued that the municipalities should harness this contention to inform how they can make our cities more inclusive. 

Auteurs et éditeurs

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Nelly J Babere
Corporate Author(s): 
Cover photo

The Journal of Land Administration in Eastern Africa (JLAEA) is publication of the Land Administration Unit that was set up at ARU in November 2009. JLAEA mirrors the aspirations of the Land Administration Unit at Ardhi University (ARU) whose mission is to ensure quality education and training, research, scientific publications, information dissemination, documentation and public services through integrated cross disciplinary team work in land administration.

Publisher(s): 
Cover photo

The Journal of Land Administration in Eastern Africa (JLAEA) is publication of the Land Administration Unit that was set up at ARU in November 2009. JLAEA mirrors the aspirations of the Land Administration Unit at Ardhi University (ARU) whose mission is to ensure quality education and training, research, scientific publications, information dissemination, documentation and public services through integrated cross disciplinary team work in land administration.

Fournisseur de données

Cover photo

The Journal of Land Administration in Eastern Africa (JLAEA) is publication of the Land Administration Unit that was set up at ARU in November 2009. JLAEA mirrors the aspirations of the Land Administration Unit at Ardhi University (ARU) whose mission is to ensure quality education and training, research, scientific publications, information dissemination, documentation and public services through integrated cross disciplinary team work in land administration.

Partagez cette page