Margarita Gutman, Javier Nesprias, Ximena Puppoo
This article presents an analysis of a set of demands for environmental conflicts related to five large administrative units that are part of the Matanza-Riachuelo and Río de la Plata river basin. It identifies and analyses videos, articles and posts uploaded by civil society between 2000 and 2015 in a selection of platforms of the digital public space. This work is based on the assumption that in the Web 2.0 it is possible to identify, systematize, and analyze according to homogeneous criteria, demands and proposals produced or uploaded by community organizations and individuals reporting conditions of vulnerability, poverty, and segregation, in spite of the digital divide.
Special attention is given to environmental conflicts because they constitute strong evidence of the existence of problems of urban inequality. Those ideas and voices of the civil society which we identify in the digital public space are often overlooked by public officials and professionals when thinking and planning the city.