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Regulating Mobile Food Vending in Greenville, SC - Jason Tanenbaum

Regulating Mobile Food Vending in Greenville, SC - Jason Tanenbaum

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Examines the regulation of food trucks (mobile food vending) in 15 U.S. cities in order to better plan for regulation of the industry in the city of Greenville, SC. Considers potential benefits and concerns of food trucks from social and economic perspectives. Includes GIS analysis of the Greenville, SC area and statutory citations for case study cities.

Research conducted as terminal project for Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Clemson University. Contact jtanenb (at) g.clemson.edu with any questions or comments.
Examines the regulation of food trucks (mobile food vending) in 15 U.S. cities in order to better plan for regulation of the industry in the city of Greenville, SC. Considers potential benefits and concerns of food trucks from social and economic perspectives. Includes GIS analysis of the Greenville, SC area and statutory citations for case study cities.

Research conducted as terminal project for Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Clemson University. Contact jtanenb (at) g.clemson.edu with any questions or comments.

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REGULATING MOBILE FOOD VENDING INGREENVILLE, SC
 
 A Terminal Project Presented to the Faculty of The School of Planning, Development, Preservation, and Landscape Architecture,College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities,Clemson University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of 
Master of City and Regional Planning
 May 2012
Jason Tanenbaum Approved:
 ________________________________Dr. Cliff Ellis
Committee Chair 
  ________________________________Dr. Barry Nocks
Committee Member 
 
 
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Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 1Review of Literature ........................................................................................................... 5Tactical Urbanism ........................................................................................................... 5Process Based Benefits of Tactical Urbanism ................................................................ 7Benefits of Food Trucks ................................................................................................ 11Social Benefits........................................................................................................... 12Economic Benefits .................................................................................................... 14Arguments Against Food Trucks .................................................................................. 16Social Concerns ......................................................................................................... 16Economic Concerns................................................................................................... 17Conclusion .................................................................................................................... 18Research Questions ........................................................................................................... 19Research Methods ............................................................................................................. 19Data Collection ............................................................................................................. 19Appropriateness of Food Trucks ............................................................................... 20Laws, Regulations, Programs and Policies ............................................................... 20Data Analysis ................................................................................................................ 25Appropriateness of Food Trucks ............................................................................... 25Laws, Regulations, Programs and Policies ............................................................... 26Results of GIS Analysis .................................................................................................... 27Results of Regulatory Analysis ......................................................................................... 36Regulatory Clarity and Accessibility ............................................................................ 36Maximizing Vendor Flexibility and Certainty .............................................................. 40Location Restrictions on Street Vending .................................................................. 40Location Restrictions on Private Property Vending .................................................. 45Hours of Operation .................................................................................................... 49Predictability and Certainty ....................................................................................... 51Balancing Public Good and Private Burdens ................................................................ 54Advancing Social Goals ................................................................................................ 57
 
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