Social participation for equity and prosperity of cities
There is an urgent task of building new sustainable social processes that shape city life through social participation. It is important to talk about participatory processes that have a political and methodological commitment to meet the challenge of including people in decision-making in the public sphere, and giving prominence to the public in policy decisions, through deliberative processes.
Although there has been great international interest in participation, many of these efforts have produced positive results that enrich public life. Achieving equity and prosperity of the city, requires social participation.