L'environnement s'invite en ville. L'action collective face aux risques environnementaux dans la Grande Aire Métropolitaine de San José (Costa Rica).

Abstract : The Quebrada Seca River opens a desolate breach in the Great Metropolitan Area (GAM) of San José, Costa Rica’s capital. This small river, corseted between buildings, shows its grey rocks and brown dirt to neighbouring houses’ windowless walls. Clues of abandonment are everywhere. Yet, several collectives gathering inhabitants, technicians and scientists, take action in order to reduce environmental risks linked to Quebrada Seca (flooding, erosion, pollution). In formulating the tangible problems they are affected by in terms of environmental risks (Mormont, 2009), these collectives strongly criticize the urban socio-political organization. They question the accuracy of administrative territories and of communal identities. They propose specific types of territorial organization, and original collective commitment forms. Our thesis is that dealing with environmental risks allow these city dwellers to create a particular kind of urbanity (Capron and Monnet, 2000), a way of living together, that go beyond urban planning’s strict projections.
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Cloé Vallette. L'environnement s'invite en ville. L'action collective face aux risques environnementaux dans la Grande Aire Métropolitaine de San José (Costa Rica).. Sociologie. Université de Caen / Basse-Normandie, 2013. Français. ⟨tel-02187796⟩

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