Street Vending in Urban Street Corridor in Medan, Indonesia: Potency or Problem?

Wahyuni Zahrah, Achmad Delianur Nasution

Abstract


This paper is aimed to investigate the role of street vending to support public life in the urban street. The study takes place in three shop houses corridors in Medan, i.e., Asia, Kapten Muslim, and Ring Road Corridor. The research is a descriptive-exploratory study that collects qualitative and quantitative data. The exploration finds the street vending spots become the only place for social interaction, but not so intensive. The study points out to accommodate the street vending in a particular space of the corridor, in line with the re-arrangement of the whole space of the corridors to be a more human-friendly public space.

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bsby e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Malaysia.


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street vending; urban street; public life; Medan

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v4i10.1623

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