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|Sector||Participatory process, governance of the commons in a district|
|Year of beginning||2014|
|Object||A Coruña is a small city in the North of Spain. In the last two years the department committed to participation and democratic innovation did a lot: a big challenge was related to the port (authority property) land, which in Spain is related to tge central covernment. The department started negotiations and public discussions to reclaim the space as public instead of private.
They connected the story of the port with the first real participatory process in the city, set up in order to organize the city into districts. 30 meetings in different neighborhoods were held, working with different methodologies and maps. They mapped the city districts as well as the neighborhoods, and from this understanding of the meaning of the neighborhoods, the figured out that the port had to become one of the city neighborhoods as well.
They are ready to present their proposal of city dostricts. Between them thereì’s also a “common district”, that would include the coastal part of the city, the beaches and also the parks and the hilly part of it.
|Source||Claudia Delso, Councillor of Innovation and Participation, A Coruña, at the Innovative City Development meeting (2-3 March 2017, Madrid)|