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Organising La Chureca. A journey through Hell, Earth and Heaven - Global and Local actors in city-sustainability

Conference paper
Authors Patrik Zapata
María José Zapata Campos
Published in EGOS 2010
Publication year 2010
Published at School of Public Administration
Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI)
Language en
Keywords Sustainablitiy, city organising, hybrid organisations
Subject categories Business Administration, Sociology, Public Administration Studies


La Chureca is the city garbage dump of Managua, Nicaragua. For decades, the dump has been mismanaged, or rather un-managed, and La Chureca has become a breeding ground for social and environmental problems for its inhabitants and for the metropolitan area of Managua. Since 2008, global and local actors have placed great efforts to change La Chureca into a sustainable, well-managed, sanitary municipal landfill as well as a functioning neighbourhood. This paper is about how global and local actors deal with issues of sustainability (or its absence and its disorganising) in the organising of the city through the case of La Chureca and its regeneration project.

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