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  • Francesca Villa - Department of Civil and Environmental Engeneering (DICA), Politecnico di Milano, Italy - Department of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering and Mathematics, University of Brescia, Italy
  • Andrea Arcidiacono - Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DAStU), Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Francesco Causone - Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Gabriele Masera - Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering (DABC), Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Massimo Tadi - Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering (DABC), Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Mario Grosso - Department of Civil and Environmental Engeneering (DICA), Politecnico di Milano, Italy

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Solid waste management (SWM) is recognized worldwide as an important issue to deal with in pursuing livability. The favela (slum) of Rocinha represents a good synthesis of all challenges which can be encountered in this field: high population density , lack of space and narrow streets, residents struggling with low incomes. In Rocinha, services coverage is lacking and unsatisfying in many sectors, including SWM. In this study, we investigate the reason for this inadequacy. Waste streams have been analyzed as a first step. The second step was the description of the SWM system and of its criticalities. All accessible information has been used and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) played an important role in the data processing. In the final discussion, we suggest a small-scale and decentralized waste management network, collaborating with the centralized collection system. This study is a piece of the project Polimipararocinha of Politecnico di Milano (Italy) which pursues the overall urban re-qualification of Rocinha.


Editorial History

  • Received: 14 Apr 2019
  • Revised: 08 Jan 2020
  • Accepted: 08 Jan 2020
  • Available online: 10 Feb 2020


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