Environment and Ecology Research Vol. 11(6), pp. 891 - 903
DOI: 10.13189/eer.2023.110601
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Impact of Street Vendors on Urban Ecology Sustainability

Panse Isha *, Raval Pratap
Department of Planning, COEP Technological University, Pune, India


The urban area as an ecosystem involves natural, man-made elements of the environment and human aspects of culture and society. The development of the urban ecosystem is partially planned. Street vending is an essential urban activity that manifests itself without being 'formally planned'. Thus, the activity of street vendors is termed as being 'informal' and is not catered to in conventional urban planning and design. This study looks at street vending as an insert within the built fabric of the case study area. This concept gives rise to various relationships between the contribution and conflict of vendors to the multiple aspects of the urban ecosystem. These relationships are analysed through the framework of sustainability to identify the impact of street vending. The analysis of the activity and interactions of street vendors with the space and the residents of an urban area helps to understand their role in the urban ecosystem. The contribution of street vending to a range of urban ecosystem services such as social interaction and the local economy is explored in this study. The study establishes an epistemic framework focusing on understanding the structure and function of street vending in the urban environment.

Street Vendor Hotspots, Social Sustainability, Environmental Sustainability, Economic Sustainability

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Panse Isha , Raval Pratap , "Impact of Street Vendors on Urban Ecology Sustainability," Environment and Ecology Research, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 891 - 903, 2023. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2023.110601.

(b). APA Format:
Panse Isha , Raval Pratap (2023). Impact of Street Vendors on Urban Ecology Sustainability. Environment and Ecology Research, 11(6), 891 - 903. DOI: 10.13189/eer.2023.110601.