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Document Type(s):Journal Article
Article/Chapter Title:Ecologie populaire urbaine et assainissement environnemental dans le tiers monde
Journal Title:Environnement Africain
Author(s):Guibbert, Jean-Jacques
Date of Publication:1990
Issue:nos. 1-2
Annotation:Exploring the increasingly pressing problems related to urbanization in the developing world, Guibbert argues that conventional, state-sponsored sanitation methods are inadequate to meet the current “urban crisis.” Instead, he advocates a “systems approach” to sanitation in which cities are understood as “urban ecosystems” and endorses a “popular ecology” framework in which collaborative, democratic management is combined with a shared commitment to meet the needs of the poorest members of society.
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