The project on which this book is based, results from the interest within the group of staff and junior researchers at the University of Amsterdam on how urban environmental management could be made more sustainable. Earlier studies in India and Peru had given us knowledge on how widespread small enterprises recycling waste materials for profit and people picking waste were in many cities in the South. It also led to a realisation of how important the contribution of such activities was to reducing waste flows, despite the fact that such activities occurred in semi-illegal contexts and received no recognition from governments or middle-class residents. The debate on how to combine ecological sustainability with socio-economic improvements in the lives of many urban citizens, led to the formulation of the project that lies behind this book. It aimed at improving our understanding of the factors that underlie the dynamics of the provision of a particular urban environmental service (solid waste management), and also at providing policymakers and city managers with ideas about how they can tackle the problems of improving the quality of the urban environment they are dealing with daily.
This book is for practising professionals and academics working in urban planning and international development: international project staff, trainers, urban development researchers and teaching staff in universities and polytechnics.
Solid Waste Management and Recycling is unique in that it:
-utilizes an ‘integrated solid waste management perspective’ in its analysis;
-provides embedded case study data;
-deals with both formal and informal actors and institutional arrangements in solid waste management and recycling;
-has chapters written by experts from the countries concerned (Kenya and India);
-can be used in graduate-level courses in urban development, urban management and planning, and technical engineering courses for students, project staff, and technical students.
The book is edited by ISA BAUD :University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands JOHAN POST University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands and CHRISTINE FUREDY York University, Toronto, Canada
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