As China's street-vending policy address unemployment issue because of the pandemic, our proposed platform aims to fostering sustainable and responsible interactions among consumers, street vendors, and product suppliers. By providing both open-source and crowd-sourced geo-based information, the platform aims to broker viable business opportunities for consumers, vendors, and suppliers to identify viable and desirable time and location for street-vending. To ensure such production and consumption activities can be both sustainable and responsible, this platform will provide enhanced access for participants who practice clean production, green and sustainable consumption with higher ranking in search results, more publicity, etc. With the aim to promote sustainable livelihood and to limit the health and environmental impact of street vending, the platform's business plan focuses on the neighborhood revitalization that is location-based. The platform-driven and crowd-sourced data provide unique value proposition for business opportunities and government oversight with our triple-bottom-line interaction design and business model.
Our team includes Xiaolin Jiang, Yujin Zhou, Chaohan Que.
Street vendors are expected to make a comeback in major Chinese cities after authorities urged policy support for the sector in a bid to boost people's income and revive local economies hit by the novel coronavirus outbreak.
However, street vendors lack of actionable information.
If vendors are unable to choose an optimal site, which affects the appearance of the city or obstructs traffic, the policy may be withdrawn one day.
People who don't have strong education background and are less competitive in jobs market and those who have low income
We find there are two types of vending apps. The first one is to apply for permission from the government of vending. The other one is to provide information about the vending sites. The site information was not gathering by crowd-sourcing means that users can not tag or post the vending sites they like into the platform. They only focus on the whole street so the consumers still can not find the specific vendor's location.