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Coproducing Water, Energy and Waste Services

1st Edition

Edited by Luisa Moretto, Marco Ranzato

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124 pages

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Conventional services, such as water, energy and waste services, have been for a long time physically networked and centrally managed. Today, this delivery model appears increasingly inefficient in two respects. It often fails in guaranteeing its financial viability and equitable service access, and and it generally draws heavily on the natural resources conveyed by these services. The book aims thus at exploring how service coproduction, based on public-community collaborations, can represent a valuable alternative to the conventional service provision model. Contributions in this book look into service coproduction and its relationship with the conventional service model both in the Global North (Germany) and Global South (Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, India, Tanzania). They also address a variety of different perspectives in coproducing conventional services, such as the role of service modernisation, the variety of non-networked solutions, the relationship with the commons, just to cite some of them. Eventually, this book provides a first comprehensive exploration of the service coproduction theory in relation to conventional services, such as water, energy and waste. The chapters originally published as a special issue in Urban Research & Practice.

Table of Contents

1. A socio-natural standpoint to understand coproduction of water, energy and waste services

Luisa Moretto and Marco Ranzato

2. Water trajectories through non-networked infrastructure: insights from peri-urban Dar es Salaam, Cochabamba and Kolkata

Adriana Allen, Pascale Hofmann, Jenia Mukherjee and Anna Walnycki

3. When urban modernisation entails service delivery co-production: a glance from Medellin

Catalina Duque Gómez and Sylvy Jaglin

4. Between coproduction and commons: understanding initiatives to reclaim urban energy provision in Berlin and Hamburg

S. Becker, M. Naumann and T. Moss

5. ‘Co-producing affordability’ to the electricity service: a market-oriented response to addressing inequality of access in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas

Francesca Pilo

6. The co-production of a constant water supply in Mumbai’s middle-class apartments

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About the Editors

Luisa Moretto is Professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). She has a background in architecture and holds a PhD in Analysis and Governance of Sustainable Development by the University of Venice. She is former coordinator of N-AERUS (Network-Association of European Researchers on Urbanization in the South).

Marco Ranzato (PhD) is researcher at the Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), coordinator of the LoUiSE research group for the laboratory of territorial engineering Metrolab, and co-director of LATITUDE Platform for Urban Research and Design.

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