New Publication on Unexpected Translations in Urban Policy Mobility
Lector, PhD and PPP member Maria Zapata has recently published: Zapata, P. and Zapata Campos, M.J. (2015) Unexpected translations in urban policy mobility. Habitat International, 46, 271-276.
Unexpected translations in urban policy mobility, is part of the article Habitat International. The article sheds light on how new institutionalism theory and the “travel metaphor” illuminate how the “waste transfer station” idea travelled to Managua from various international organizations. New urban infrastructure and waste management models introduced by donors were decoupled from existing waste management models and practices. Despite the organizational hypocrisy of the city administration, introducing this new model via pilot projects in three city districts challenges the logic of the existing centralized waste management system, which ignores the city's informal settlements. The introduced waste transfer stations and associated waste collection practices were translated, and sometimes contested, in some informal settlements through protests, occupations, and other defiance strategies enacted by municipal waste collectors, squatters, and residents.
Read more about the Habitat International article and the authors behind the article at infona’s website.
Find more information about Maria Zapata and her research at CBS' website.