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Les lieux de l'ordure de Dakar et d'Addis Abeba. Territoires urbains et valorisation non institutionnelle des déchets dans deux capitales africaines.

Abstract : Summary: this thesis examines the links between urban areas and non institutional recycling in two African capitals: Dakar, Senegal and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. These connections are studied regarding the current state of modernisation of these metropolises, which have been going green and above all keeping it clean and became models of development. Most of the studies are about the lacks and the flaws of the bureaucratic management of the urban transit. This research focuses on recycling, which they see as resource. The latter, more and more promoted in the North, is a way of handling the rubbish that puts more value into it. As for the South and in those two capitals in particular, recycling is the hands of the informal sector and households. In this case, this thesis aims to understand through informal recycling, how rubbish plays a part in the creation of territories and the current expansions of Dakar and Addis Ababa. The spatial dimension of the procedure is studied through the analysis and the links of what we call "rubbish spots" (rubbish tips, the waste market...) are considered marginal. The comparison and qualitative field surveys (questionnaires and interviews) show how recycling is developed, its specific features and the regional dynamism coming out of it. This thesis shows that the latter can barely be part of the new urban deal and that they have a negative interference with the current regulations attempt. By revisiting the platform of the informal, this job questions the possible developments for - and the risks taken - for a fundamental process to turn rubbish into an urban resource on the African continent.
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Adeline Pierrat. Les lieux de l'ordure de Dakar et d'Addis Abeba. Territoires urbains et valorisation non institutionnelle des déchets dans deux capitales africaines.. Géographie. Univ. Paris 1, 2014. Français. ⟨tel-01424783⟩

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