Jutta Gutberlet

University of VictoriaCanada

Jutta Gutberlet is Professor in Human Geography at UVic. Her research is community-based and focuses on waste governance and the everyday livelihoods and community development issues of the urban poor, particularly in the global South. She works with waste pickers to develop more inclusive and sustainable practices of waste management. This research is participatory and action oriented and applies a situated urban political ecology, social and ecological economy theory, to address multiple waste related issues, such as poverty reduction, food security, occupational health and policy, in the local and global context.

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