Modernising of Popular Trade in the Historic Centre - Quito

Modernising of Popular Trade in the Historic Centre - Quito

Street trading in Quito is a culturally-accepted activity with a historical development of more than 40 years. It is located in what can be considered the north-western end of the centre of Quito.

Starting situation

Street trading in Quito is a culturally-accepted activity with a historical development of more than 40 years. It is located in what can be considered the north-western end of the centre of Quito.

In 1991 the municipal council approved Trade Ord. 2796 governing public spaces. This law made it possible to exercise trading activities with a municipal permit. This gave rise to the generation of many new organisations, facilitators and political intermediaries, together with more corruption and a greater of control.

Description

The municipality assumed the dimension of the problem and made a quantitative estimate of traders and the number of social organisations, opening up trustworthy spaces to encourage dialogue and credibility and demonstrating its real interest in recovering public space and being fully receptive to dialogue with informal traders.

Activities

  • To relocate more than 6,000 retail traders from the perimeter of the Historic Centre of Quito into popular CC.
  • To modernise and organise informal trade, through adopting a mechanism to attach priority to the social problem of traders and respect their rights.
  • To halt the deterioration of historical buildings, by promoting their conservation.
  • To solve the problem of pedestrian and traffic congestion in the Historic Centre of Quito .
  • To mitigate the effect of visual, environmental and noise pollution.

Contact

Empresa del Centro Histórico
http://www.epmduq.gob.ec/

Date: 2013-06-13

State:

Country: Ecuador

Category: Employment and Economic Development, Tourism and culture