Waste and Society

Scholarship on waste and society includes research on the lives and work of informal recyclers, discussions of the legal geographies of waste, and analyses of environmental service provision in the Global South.


Selected Publications

Wittmer, J. & Parizeau, K. (2016). Surviving neoliberal urbanism: Informal recyclers' geographies of survival in Vancouver, BC. Applied Geography, 66, 92-99.

Parizeau, K. (2016). Witnessing urban change: Insights from informal recyclers in Vancouver, BC. Urban Studies.

Parizeau, K. & Lepawsky, J. (2015). Legal orderings of waste in built spaces. International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, 7 (1).

Parizeau, K. (2015). When assets are vulnerabilities: An assessment of informal recyclers' livelihood strategies in Buenos Aires, Argentina. World Development, 67, 161-173.

Parizeau, K. (2015). Re-representing the city: Waste and public space in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the late 2000s. Environment and Planning A, 47 (2), 284-299.

Parizeau, K. (2015). Urban political ecologies of informal recyclers' health in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Health & Place, 33, 67-74.

Parizeau, K. (2013). Formalization beckons: A baseline of informal recycling work in Buenos Aires, 2007–2011. Environment and Urbanization, 25, 501-521.

Parizeau, K. (2011). Un estudio acerca de la salud de los cartoneros de Buenos Aires (A study of the health of Buenos Aires' informal recyclers). Recicloscopio II: Miradas sobre recuperadores urbanos de residuos de América Latina (Recycloscope II: Perspectives on Urban Waste Recoverers in Latin America). Prometeo–UNL: Buenos Aires.

Parizeau, K., Maclaren, V., & Chanthy, L. (2008). Budget sheets and buy-in: Financing community-based waste management in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Environment and Urbanization, 20 (2), 445-463.

Parizeau, K., Maclaren, V., & Chanthy, L. (2006). Waste Characterization as an Element of Waste Management Planning: Lessons learned from a study in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Resources Conservation and Recycling, 49 (2), 110-128.

Parizeau, K. (2006). A world of trash. Alternatives Journal, 32 (1), 16-18.