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In contrast to the more precarious and vulnerable livelihoods portrayed thus far, in this contribution to our collaborative series on urban livelihoods with WIEGO, Cara Courage shows how an enlightened government can recognise an informal sector as an economic asset and wholeheartedly supports its informal workers, as is the case with Brighton's support of its arts and creative industries.

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