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Atlanta’s Food Truck Fervor: Policy Impediments and Entrepreneurial Efforts to Expand Mobile Cuisine

Mackenzie Wood, Jennifer Clark, and Emma French

in Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036573
eISBN:
9780262341554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036573.003.0014
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter explores the evolution of Atlanta’s local food truck movement, contextualizing the rise of this emerging industry within the changing local and state regulatory environment. Through a ... More


To Serve and to Protect: Food Trucks and Food Safety in a Transforming Los Angeles

Mark Vallianatos

in Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036573
eISBN:
9780262341554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036573.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter explores the evolution of food trucks and food safety regulations for these vehicles in the Los Angeles region between WW2 and the present. It shows how food trucks have reacted to and ... More


The Spatial Practices of Food Trucks

Robert Lemon

in Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036573
eISBN:
9780262341554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036573.003.0009
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

There is a profusion of food trucks roaming the streets in the United States that cater to a variety of people. In this paper I argue that food truck types can be defined through their mobility ... More


Introduction

Julian Agyeman, Caitlin Matthews, and Hannah Sobel

in Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036573
eISBN:
9780262341554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036573.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The urban food scape is changing rapidly. Food trucks, which are part of a wider phenomenon of street food vending, are an increasingly common sight in many cities throughout the United States and ... More


Breach, Bridgehead, or Trojan Horse? An Exploration of the Role of Food Trucks in Montreal’s Changing Foodscape

Alan Nash

in Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036573
eISBN:
9780262341554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036573.003.0012
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

After a seventy-year ban, the Canadian city of Montreal began a pilot program in 2013 that permitted a limited number of food trucks back onto its streets. Such an experiment offers opportunities to ... More


Stuck in Park: New York City’s War on Food Trucks

Sean Basinski, Matthew Shapiro, and Alfonso Morales

in Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036573
eISBN:
9780262341554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036573.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Our applied research/practice team of two attorneys and a social scientist produced this case study of an immigrant woman, who learned to be an entrepreneur. Our central narrative describes how New ... More


Cooking Up Multiculturalism

Robert Lemon

in The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food Is Transforming the American City

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042454
eISBN:
9780252051296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042454.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 6 investigates how food trucks have positively transformed Columbus’s city image. The chapter expands to the scale of the city to show how urban branding and the influx of gourmet food trucks ... More


Eating in the City: Fidel Gastro, Street Performance, and the Right to the City

Edward Whittall

in Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036573
eISBN:
9780262341554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036573.003.0010
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter applies different concepts of radical street theatre and urban performance in order to theorize the ways in which food trucks form temporary communities in urban spaces through embodied, ... More


Why Local Regulations May Matter Less Than We Think: Street Vending in Chicago and in Durham, North Carolina

Nina Martin

in Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036573
eISBN:
9780262341554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036573.003.0011
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Regulating food trucks and street vendors is a policy issue facing many cities across the U.S. This paper compares the street vending regulations in Chicago, IL and Durham, NC, cities which have ... More


Relaxing Regulatory Controls: Vendor Advocacy and Rights in Mobile Food Vending

Ginette Wessel

in Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036573
eISBN:
9780262341554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036573.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Beginning in 2008, city policymakers across the nation became increasingly involved in regulatory debates and policy revisions surrounding mobile food vending. Despite vendors’ abilities to ... More


Scripting the City: Street Food, Urban Policy, and Neoliberal Redevelopment in Vancouver, Canada

Lenore Lauri Newman and Katherine Alexandra Newman

in Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036573
eISBN:
9780262341554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036573.003.0013
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The reintroduction of food trucks to Vancouver responds to widespread public demand, yet has also been taken up as another tool of urban governance. Licensing restrictions are used to further ... More


Formalizing San Francisco’s Informal Street Food Vendors

Robert Lemon

in The Taco Truck: How Mexican Street Food Is Transforming the American City

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042454
eISBN:
9780252051296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042454.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In San Francisco, young economic developers help immigrant women turn their small, informal businesses into thriving corporations, while others try to take advantage of the boom in boutique food ... More


Reflections

Julian Agyeman, Caitlin Matthews, and Hannah Sobel

in Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036573
eISBN:
9780262341554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036573.003.0016
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

In this reflection on the chapters included in the volume, the editors draw out major threads of discussion and highlight opportunities for future research. Two main threads of conversation about ... More


Reflexive Food Truck Justice: A Case Study in CLiCK, Inc., a Nonprofit, Shared-Use Commercial Kitchen

Phoebe Godfrey

in Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036573
eISBN:
9780262341554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036573.003.0008
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter critically applies the concept of reflexive food justice to the creation and running of a non-profit shared-use commercial kitchen, CLiCK, Inc., in Eastern Connecticut in order to ... More


Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

Julian Agyeman, Caitlin Matthews, and Hannah Sobel (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036573
eISBN:
9780262341554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036573.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The urban foodscape is changing, rapidly. Fish tacos, vegan cupcakes, gourmet pizzas, and barbeque ribs, and all served from the confines of cramped, idling, and often garishly painted trucks. These ... More


Learning from New Orleans: Will Revising or Relaxing Public Space Ordinances Create a Just Environment for Street Commerce?

Renia Ehrenfeucht and Ana Croegaert

in Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036573
eISBN:
9780262341554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036573.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

During 2010s, in response to new food truck operators, the city of New Orleans loosened regulations for food truck vending. At the same time the city turned its regulatory eye towards other forms of ... More


From Hippie to Hip: City Governance and Two Eras of Street Vending in Vancouver, Canada

Amy Hanser

in Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036573
eISBN:
9780262341554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036573.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter examines the contrast between street vending and city regulatory responses in Vancouver, Canada during two time periods—the 1970s and the 2010s. The comparison of “hippy” vending in the ... More


Epilogue: Remembering the Restaurant

Brenda Assael

in The London Restaurant, 1840-1914

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198817604
eISBN:
9780191859106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817604.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The epilogue begins with consideration of the way the nineteenth-century London restaurant features in individual and collective memory. It insists that such memories were not exclusively ... More


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