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Governance and citizenship for transition: case studies in Amsterdam and Portugal
The event aims at discussing Portuguese case studies on citizen participation for new models of governance and public space. The examples from Amsterdam will frame the discussion on an international scale.
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Portuguese case studies:
Community Innovation Lab Barreiro Velho
The growing urbanisation and the consequent complexity of urban problems impose profound changes in the way the city is conceived, produced and managed. Experimental and collaborative environments are emerging, which promote the opening of innovation processes to the affected communities and see the citizen as an active agent in urban transformation.
In this context, the Community Innovation Laboratory (LABIC) was created in the city of Barreiro, with the aim of promoting citizen participation, collective learning and collaborative production of solutions that aim to improve common life in Barreiro Velho - a former centrality of the city, which has entered a process of decline in recent years.
Collective city - co-production and co-governance of urban commons
Maintenance and care are increasingly in focus when it comes to the city, and this leads us to look at its governance and the way it is produced. The city, understood as a collective phenomenon, has been the target of co-production and co-governance models, applied from tools created for the constitution and management of the urban commons.
The great changes that challenge us - climate change, democratic, housing and health crises, and growing social and economic inequality - require us to experiment with such models, enabling citizens to play an active role in decisions about the environment in which they live.
The event is a joint initiative of Doughnut Economics Rede Portugal, Cities for Change, ISCTE PhD in Architecture and ISCTE Sustentabilidade.
- Speaker from Amsterdam (20min)
- Carolina Cardoso + Moisés Rosa + Laura Sobral + Carol Farias (20min [5min pitches]) / PhD students at ISCTE
- Filipa Roseta / Architect and urban planner (housing specialist) + MP
- Augusto Sousa / Citizen from Barreiro +Project Bairros Saudáveis
- Mónica Alfredo / Comm.Unity.Lab City Lab
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