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Bogota’s Waste Pickers and World Cities Day

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October 31, 2014 marked the first World Cities Day celebration. World Cities Day was established by a resolution at the United Nations General Assembly in December of 2013. According to UN-HABITAT: “World Cities Day is expected to greatly promote the international community’s interest in global urbanization, push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and… Read more »

A Cloud of Uncertainty for Waste Pickers in Bogota

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By Olga Abizaid Gustavo Petro was reinstated as Mayor of Bogota in April, but the fate of the waste management system he established is far from clear. And this uncertainty is a source of worry for Bogota’s waste pickers. Petro’s Zero Waste programme of 2012, included in the Municipal Decree 564, entailed the remunicipalization of… Read more »