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Title: From "binners" on Hastings Street to "cartoneros" in Buenos Aires : same problems, different origins, and equivalent solutions; my experience at the Third World Urban Forum
Authors: Kon, Iair
Keywords: URBAN AGRICULTURE
UNEMPLOYMENT
POVERTY
DISADVANTAGED GROUPS
ABSOLUTE POVERTY
SLUMS
WASTE RECYCLING
ARGENTINA
CANADA--VANCOUVER
Date: 2006
Abstract: Approximately 8700 people work in the city of Buenos Aires in the recovery of recyclable materials; half are children and teenagers. This is in a city of almost 3 million people, where 14.7% are considered poor and 4% extremely poor, and where unemployment is as high as 11.3%. In Vancouver “…the estimated number of street homeless on any one night has increased from 300–600 people, depending on the season, to 500–1200 people,” states the city’s Draft Action Plan on Homelessness. The article explores “different realities, similar experiences” between the writer’s home in Argentina, and host city of the WUF3, Vancouver.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/44001
Project Number: 103554
Project Title: Focus Cities : Easing the Environmental Burden in Informal Settlements in Moreno (Argentina)
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