Can you provide concrete examples of successful urban regeneration/renewal projects and/or programmes which resulted in spatial, social, economic and environmental improvements, avoiding gentrification?

March 24, 2017

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Moderators:

  • Claudio Torres Slum Upgrading Consultant, Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch. UN-Habitat
  • Pireh Otieno Human Settlements Officer, Urban Basic Services Branch - UN-Habitat
  • Kulwant Singh Regional Advisor - UN-Habitat
  • Marcus Mayr Urban Planner, Climate Change Planning Unit, UN-Habitat
  • Edmundo Werna Head of Unit at Sectoral Policies Dept. ILO

Can you provide concrete examples of successful urban regeneration/renewal projects and/or programmes which resulted in spatial, social, economic and environmental improvements, avoiding gentrification?

Question 1:   Can you provide concrete examples of successful urban regeneration/renewal projects and/or programmes which resulted in spatial, social, economic and environmental improvements, avoiding gentrification?

Rodrigo Schoeller de Moraes Rodrigo Schoeller de Moraes – Public Prosecutor – Public Prosecutors Office/Public Ministry from Brazil
Fri, November 6, 2015 at 10.46 pm

Dear Colleagues,

In order to facilitate the access to the document mentioned in my earlier post (11-05-15), I sending  the new version of the translated version (11-06-15 – see attached – Please use the Slide Show mode for PowerPoint slides)

Rodrigo Schoeller de Moraes,

Public Prosecutor,

Manager Strategic Projects of the Public Prosecutors Office/Public Ministry. 

E-mail: rsmoraes@mprs.mp.br

     and rsmoraes@mp.rs.gov.br

rodrigoschoeller.blogspot.com.br

rodrigoschoeller.blogspot.com.br

Phones:         

                + 55 51 9628-4254      

                + 55 51 3295-1050    

Jordi Balta Secretariat, Agenda 21 for culture, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
Fri, November 6, 2015 at 10.07 am

The Culture Committee of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) has collected a set of good practice examples on a range of issues related to cultural policies and sustainable development in cities. Given the diversity of contexts in which cities operate and the diverse ways in which urban growth is experienced, the central topics and approaches in these examples range widely. Among the initiatives which address some important aspects connected with urban renewal and development, the following could be quoted:

  • Lyon’s promotion of partnerships and cooperation among a wide range of local agents, fostering a culture of sustainability.
  • Porto Alegre’s work towards the decentralisation of cultural facilities and the promotion of access to culture for all.
  • Yarra Ranges’ promotion of citizen participation and cross-departmental planning integration in the design of a common vision for local sustainable development.
  • Youpougon’s development of a strategic plan bringing together different dimensions of sustainable development, in a context of urban growth.
Rodrigo Schoeller de Moraes Rodrigo Schoeller de Moraes -Public Ministry/Public Prosecutor’s Office from Brazil
Fri, November 6, 2015 at 02.19 am

Dear Colleagues,

I am a public prosecutor and manager of strategic projects for the Public Ministry/Public Prosecutor’s Office.

In Brazilian Justice Administration System, the Public Ministry/Public Prosecutor’s Office has an extensive constitutional mandate that empowers it to act in many aspects and to strive to guarantee both the maintenance of Brazilians’ fundamental rights and the adequate conduct of governmental and private relationships and obligations, and to accuse alleged transgressors. With such a scope of action, it may prioritize and foster the development of cooperation networks amongst the many agencies and actors within the Justice Administration System, so as to not only act upon the consequences of the societal issues, but also on its causes. (further information on the documents available at the following website: rodrigoschoeller.blogspot.com.br. Mainly: 2010 publications in English and

 http://rodrigoschoeller.blogspot.com.br/2012/01/um-mapa-no-caminho-map-on-way-english.html )

 We believe that it is fundamental to promote the development and management of cooperation networks that enable effectiveness, sustainability and peace (both internal and external). The formation of cooperation networks for systemic action allows the integration of the three sectors (public, private and civil society) and the whole community. This context favors participative and representative democracy and provides Harmonic and Sustainable Development (HDS).

In order to act as such, we utilize the Systemic Management and Planning Action (PGS) on several prioritized foci (such as, for instance, the healthcare system). Through PGS Action, it is possible to enhance the convergences in detriment to eventual divergences.

Presently, we are developing the Systemic Management and Planning Action focusing on Sustainable Development Goals (ODS) and on HABITAT III- HOW TO cooperate on the implementation and adaptation of the ODS and HABITAT III directives to local contexts. (further information on the documents available at the following website: http://pgsistemicos.blogspot.com.br/2015/09/apresentacao-criterios-e-mat… – including an English version). Should you wish to cooperate on our common mission, please submit a copy of this e-mail/document and/or the blog website (pgsistemicos.blogspot.com.br.) to your mailing list and/or send your suggestions to pgsblog@gmail.com

Striving to contribute somehow and taking into consideration that PGS Action may be applied on any economic, social, environmental or geopolitical context (such as natural or anthropogenic catastrophes, on the refugees issue, on post-war reconstruction, etc.) we are explaining about PGS Action in many contexts, amongst which (the content of the manifests may further clarify the aforementioned):

Participation in the Urban Dialogues of Habitat III(https://www.habitat3.org/the-new-urban-agenda/summaries):

Esteemed Colleagues:

In the Urban Dialogues we realize that there is a convergence with regard to WHAT TO DO.

We believe it is very important to establish HOW TO DO. In other words, how to implement in practice the proposed.

To this aim, the methodology/action of Systemic Planning and Management (PGS) was created. We believe that it can contribute in some way.

As mentioned in the previous manifestation, this method allows, from the focus priority chosen and emphasizing the family context, vision, and resource integration, multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary (and between institutions). Focus priority can be established, for example, in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in the thematic topics for the New Urban Agenda (social cohesion and equity, urban frameworks, spatial development, urban economy and urban ecology and environment), and, more specifically, in a flooding, in the construction of a hydroelectric plant, in the health of vulnerable populations, (indigenous population, homeless people, people affected by ecological catastrophes), in the improvement in the quality of life of the population of certain slum and etc.. Thus, one can establish what to do, and who, where and when / why and how to map and integrate all these components. Therefore, it is important to be perceived a common mission, to be implemented with the assistance of the physiological, psychological (safety, belonging and self-esteem) and self-fulfillment, generating commensurate impacts on the three pillars of sustainability (economic, social – health, education, citizenship and security – and the environment) and through cooperation networks. Thus, public effects are produced by adding value to sustainable activities.


       This common mission, envisioned as public purpose, requires and favours the formation of cooperation networks for systemic action, allowing the integration of the three sectors (public, private and civil society) and the whole community. This context favors democracy, participatory and representative, providing Harmonic and Sustainable Development (HDS), the consciousness of unity and survival of all living beings.

Increasingly, it requires the cooperation of every part. However, sometimes, when making planning and management of public policy, some people forget the importance of integration, too, with the Justice System. In case of ineffectiveness of public policy (often due to a linear actuation – not realizing the interconnections), the Justice System undoubtedly will intervene, directly affecting the course of development that we want (something that can be evidenced by example, the “judicialization of health”). So the System of Justice should participate in the cooperation network.

The Systemic Planning and Management action has achieved many positive results. Therefore, we are building, with the National Confederation of Municipalities, the document: Systemic Planning and Management action focusing on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and HABITAT III. HOW implement the ODS in the local community and in the context of the HABITAT III. Moreover, Starting on September 30, 2015, we will be promoting the implementation of the action of Systemic Planning and Management (PGS) in all municipalities of Brazil, with the National Confederation of Municipalities.

We believe that this document (Systemic Planning and Management action focusing on Sustainable Development Goals and HABITAT III) can contribute to implementation of ODS and for the preparation of New Urban agenda. The document will be available at the following address: pgsistemicos.blogspot.com.br and rodrigoschoeller.blogspot.com.br, in early September (including an English version).

       Further information can be obtained in the following materials – at the same address and:

1- What development do we want? – (an English version can be found on the link)

quedesenvolvimentoqueremos.webnode.com/news/que-desenvolvimento-queremos-/

2- Lecture Values, Systemic Planning, and Management and Public Ministry

http://rodrigoschoeller.blogspot.com.br/2010/10/pgs-lecture-values-systemic-planning.html

I hope that the documents, which are public domain, can contribute in some way.

Rodrigo Schoeller de Moraes,

Public Prosecutor,

Manager Strategic Projects of the Public Prosecutors Office/Public Ministry. 

E-mail: rsmoraes@mprs.mp.br

     and rsmoraes@mp.rs.gov.br

www.rodrigoschoeller.blogspot.com.br

Phones:         

                + 55 51 9628-4254      

                + 55 51 3295-1050    

Saripalli Suryanarayana “””””””””””””””I am an Engineer,writer of two novels, technical books covering development &Public health””””””” from India
Mon, November 2, 2015 at 04.11 am

While giving  successful programmes that have helped the Mid-sized intermediate cities, let us understand that these were the areas where Gentrifications not occurred. It is exceptional cases  when families have thought to migrate.These were good centers of learning, cultural exchange, having good market yards.

These were the centres or connectors to a cluster of villages and village centers, village market yards.These were the places where the food grains cloth and such items are stored in godowns for a year or two.Here the value of land increases progessively , cost of living is modest, transport availability is good.Here is the place where lower class, middle class live comfortably.The political class interference is modest.

We find such cities every where.But for them what is missing is jobs and employment.

The policies in regards to services availbulity of decentralised administration and modern living style systems is just what they need.In fact the industrialist will be happy to set up industries if he has port,Airport,speed highways railways and good TV,internet etc,in these areas because his cost of production comes down.

Cities in India such as Coimbatture, Warangal, Kakinada, Visakhapatnam  Vizianagramcan do well if good policies are emolumated.

Hermida Carla from
Mon, November 2, 2015 at 06.30 am

Can you give some examples of the policies being applied in  the cities that you mention: Coimbatture, Warangal, Kakinada, Visakhapatnam  Vizianagramcan?

Saripalli Suryanarayana from
Mon, November 2, 2015 at 07.40 am

These cities layout were finalised in 1980-90.They are still resilient and can stand development.But they need to develop finances and modern architecture.

Policies are needed now on Open spaces, and parks for public use.

Halls for utility.

Administration decentralisation for industrial growth around and to contain future GHG emissions into city.

A policy for providing safe efficient public transport of modern times. 

Saripalli Suryanarayana “””””””””””””””I am an Engineer,writer of two novels, technical books covering development &Public health””””””” from India
Mon, November 2, 2015 at 04.10 am

While giving  successful programmes that have helped the Mid-sized intermediate cities, let us understand that these were the areas where Gentrifications not occurred. It is exceptional cases  when families have thought to migrate.These were good centers of learning, cultural exchange, having good market yards.

These were the centres or connectors to a cluster of villages and village centers, village market yards.These were the places where the food grains cloth and such items are stored in godowns for a year or two.Here the value of land increases progessively , cost of living is modest, transport availability is good.Here is the place where lower class, middle class live comfortably.The political class interference is modest.

We find such cities every where.But for them what is missing is jobs and employment.

The policies in regards to services availbulity of decentralised administration and modern living style systems is just what they need.In fact the industrialist will be happy to set up industries if he has port,Airport,speed highways railways and good TV,internet etc,in these areas because his cost of production comes down.

Cities in India such as Coimbatture, Warangal, Kakinada, Visakhapatnam  Vizianagramcan do well if good policies are emolumated.

Laura Petrella – Discussion Moderator City Planning, Extension and Design Unit
Wed, October 21, 2015 at 03.34 pm

Welcome to the dialogue on Intermediate Cities. Defined differently depending on context and overall shape of the system of cities in each countries, intermediate cities are often faced with the need to absorb large population growth and to adapt to changing roles in the national context, shaped by forces they rarely control. Urban regeneration and revitalization initiatives are one of the ways to address changes and realign urban development by leveraging opportunities and assets. Many different entry points and strategies have been used and have provided results. Which are more successful and which are the reason for such success?