Challenges for community participation: managing an Urban Park

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Publicado: 22 Mayo 2015
Última edición: 14 Abril 2021
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Resumen

Developing a Management Plan for an Urban Protected Area, surrounded by poor communities highly dependent on the water supply of this Park (PMMC - Parque Municipal do Morro da Cruz), has been a challenge. Added to the intrinsic problems of the area, lack of literacy, drug issues, struggles between communities, lack of participatory culture (government and society), different park limits used by the managers, housing occupation, etc., the PMMC also lacked public space and access and the area had private use.

The Plan of Management team overcame the challenges by increasing the number of workshops foreseen, including participants of the communities and private sector in the participatory committee, decoding academic information into more suitable language, and taking in account all community claims. This process took nearly two years to be finished and the Plan of Management was concluded in 2011 with a great acceptance by all stakeholders.

Classifications

Región
Sudamérica
Escala de aplicación
Local
Ecosistema
Bosques costeros
Ecosistemas marinos y costeros
Tema
Actores locales
Prevención de erosión
Restauracion
Servicios ecosistémicos
Urban and Disaster Risk Management
Resilience and disaster risk management
Challenges
Degradación de tierras y bosques
Usos conflictivos / impactos acumulativos
Erosión
Especies invasoras
Desarrollo de Infraestructura
Falta de acceso a financiación a largo plazo
Falta de oportunidades de ingresos alternativos
Falta de infraestructura
Falta de seguridad alimentaria
Desempleo / pobreza
Objectivos de Desarrollo Sostenible
ODS 1 - Fin de la pobreza
ODS 11 - Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
ODS 13 - Acción por el clima
ODS 15 - Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
Metas de Aichi
Meta 5: Pérdida de hábitat reducida a la mitad o reducida
Meta 13: Protección de la diversidad genética
Meta 17: Estrategias y planes de acción para la biodiversidad
Enfoques para el compromiso empresarial
Indirecto a través del gobierno

Ubicación

Serra da Cantareira - Sítio Barrocada, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil

Impactos positivos

From an abandoned area to the municipal park, the installation of the PMMC brought major improvements to the entire local community. Since its inauguration in 2013, the Park has brought a much better quality in the life of the surrounding communities and on the well-being of the entire city. The Park has ecological trails, leisure equipment such as sports courts, playground, gym equipment, toilets, auditorium, lake and viewpoints. 
Protecting this area protects the ecosystem services supplied by the urban park, such as water supply, species conservation, human well being (micro clima), recreation and cultural landscape.

 

Contribuido por

Marinez Scherer