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ISBN: 9781552212967-13

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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

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).