I am involved in a study, part of which looks at how the political pendulum
of urban waste management swings back and forth between the two eminently
reasonable, but mutually incompatible, extremes of centralisation ("waste
management is an uncoordinated mess, therefore we need a central
authority") and local responsibility ("nimbyist politics makes siting of
centralised infrastructure impossible, therefore let those who are singing
the nimby chorus dispose of their own waste").
If is anyone is aware of any studies that have been done on the politics of
waste management in Toronto, I would be grateful for references, leads,
Thanks in advance.
Apologies for any cross-postings.
Senior Project Director
The Rural Development Centre
The University of New England Ph: +61 2 67732220
ARMIDALE, NSW 2351 Fx: +61 2 67733245