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Produced by: Passaparola and Correo Uruguayo
In the city of Tacuarembó, Uruguay, a group of women from the neighbourhoods of Torres, Gringo Lagos and 25 de Agosto have joined together to contribute to their community by numbering their houses and naming their streets.
This documentary illustrates the processes and results of an alternative work model. In this model, women living in these neighbourhoods work to address them, together with the NGO Cardijn, the Municipal government of Tacuarembó and Omar, a local artisan in charge of the production of the 1,000 number plaques that will be erected.
Published by the Danish Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Affairs
Since 1996, Denmark has significantly developed and enhanced its addressing system. The authorities have changed existing road names to avoid duplication, and improved the quality, registration and management of address data held in the national address register. Most importantly, the use of the addressing system has increased significantly in public administration, local communities and the commercial sector.
Although Denmark has some of Europe's most precise addresses there are still locations without addresses and these can be difficult to get to. For this reason, Denmark is allocating addresses in areas that do not currently have them. This will make it easier to find the way in emergencies. Denmark’s experience provides an example of the significant benefits to society of a well-formed addressing system.