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|by Ferrer, Mercedes & Gomez, Nersa & Reyes, Ramon | firstname.lastname@example.org |
|The paper presents an innovative strategy designed to evaluate the transformational potential of the Full Citizenship Program (FCP)in a bottom up ''intelligent urban policy'', to overcome urban poverty in Maracaibo (Venezuela). |
|SUSTAINABLE HABITAT + FULL CITIZENSHIP From Full Citizenship Program to a bottom up public policy|
Mercedes FERRER + Nersa GÓMEZ + Ramón REYES + Carolina QUINTERO
Professors and Researchers
Faculty of Architecture & Design. Zulia University.
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The object of the paper is to present an innovative strategy designed to evaluate and recognize the transformational potential of the Full Citizenship Program (FCP) in a bottom up urban public policy, from the analysis of an urban management model implanted in the city of Maracaibo (Venezuela) that includes public, private and community stakeholders. The FCP arises from the need of overcoming urban poverty, acting upon the precarious habitat and the lack of recognition of citizenship values, by means of creating new and creative urban opportunities such as “microcredits” for housing improvement and small business, to contribute to a sustainable local development based on education and training of poor households. The transforming potential of the FCP is strategically assessed and recognized through the aspects that characterize an intelligent urban policy. These aspects include mayor’s legitimacy (performance), governability, community and public-private commitments, social cohesion and capital, citizen empowerment and the assumption of the FCP as collective effort negotiated between different institutions and political structures of the city. The paper concludes emphasizing that, through the designed strategy, is possible to acknowledge and strengthen the process of incorporation of the FCP in the agenda of the different actors as an intelligent urban policy for defeating poverty in Maracaibo and the implications in Venezuela, recognizing the level of commitment and participation of the different actors in the decision-making process and the distance between agreements and execution of the policy. The transformation of the FCP in an intelligent urban policy implies a new urban culture and stronger competitiveness of the city through the improvement of the habitat and the local administration. This change will demand new capacities and networks that will generate visible positive impacts in the short and medium term.
Key words: Intelligent urban policy, full citizenship, urban poverty, urban management model, strategic evaluation of political.
|Intelligent urban policy, full citizenship, urban poverty, urban management model, strategic evaluation of political|
Case Study presented on the ISOCARP Congress 2005: Making Spaces for the Creative Economy
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