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Hidden Livelihoods? Natural Resource-Dependent Livelihoods and Urban Development Policy

Working paper

Written by Rachel Slater

Working paper

Natural resources (NRs) and their contribution to livelihoods have been widely explored within the rural context yet have received relatively little attention within the urban context. NRs can, however, contribute significantly, if modestly, to urban livelihoods in a number of often 'hidden' ways. This report explores these 'hidden' livelihoods drawing on frameworks from urban and rural studies to enhance our understanding of the dynamics of urban-based natural resource-related livelihoods.

Rachel Slater and Chasca Twyman