Begging to Differ
Panhandling, Public space, and Municipal Property
From: Property on Trial
Examination of a 2002 Supreme Court of British Columbia case concerning the constitutionality of a City of Vancouver bylaw regulating panhandling, and how it revealed tensions over the use of public property.
Nicholas Blomley is Professor of Geography at Simon Fraser University. He has a long standing interest in property, both public and communal, and private. He is the author of Unsettling the City: Urban Land and the Politics of Property (Routledge, 2004) and Rights of Passage: Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow (Routledge, 2011).