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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

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dc.contributor.author Kon, Iair
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-29T13:53:20Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-29T13:53:20Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/44001
dc.description.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. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (3 p.) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject URBAN AGRICULTURE en
dc.subject UNEMPLOYMENT en
dc.subject POVERTY en
dc.subject DISADVANTAGED GROUPS en
dc.subject ABSOLUTE POVERTY en
dc.subject SLUMS en
dc.subject WASTE RECYCLING en
dc.subject ARGENTINA en
dc.subject CANADA--VANCOUVER en
dc.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 en
dc.type Article en
idrc.project.number 103554
idrc.project.componentnumber 103554001
idrc.project.title Focus Cities : Easing the Environmental Burden in Informal Settlements in Moreno (Argentina) en
idrc.dspace.access IDRC Only en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en


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