Development of a Strategic Plan for Ciudad Sur de Santiago de Chile



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Secondary Cities
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The underlying problem of the South City project is the lack of planning and management as well as of a robust and integral geographic information system. This impedes the members of the City accessing resources for their social, environmental and spatial development available through various funds and existing state programs and also difficult the attraction of private capital for urban infrastructure. To capture both sources of funding requires management capacities of our municipalities for participatory and efficient planning. Accordingly, the focus of this project, the "Strategic Plan for Integral Development Participatory South City" and the methodology we have designed, permits to install a geo-referenced information management system, to institutionalize citizen participation, to train and to reorganize the municipal management system into greater internal and external coordination.
To elaborate a strategic plan for the integral development of the ‘South City’ with a territorial approach and citizen participation
(1) Recruitment of professional team attached to the Executive Secretariat which will be responsible for continuity and proper development of the Strategic Plan, (2) Formation of an Intermunicipal Coordination Committee that will implement the Participatory Strategic Plan for the Integral Development of the "South City" (PEPDI), (3) Formation of internal coordination table in each municipality whose work is the awareness raising and the implementation of the strategic planning project, to ensure citizen participation and to systematize information for the development of strategic development plans at the neighbourhood-, sector- and community level (4) spatial organization of each municipality to establish work the units for diagnosis, prioritization and planning. It is expected to generate approximately 280 districts and 42 sectors, (5) realization of two citizens' assemblies in each micro-territory (560), whose product is a participatory diagnosis, participatory prioritization and the development of a Strategic Plan at neighbourhood-level (PLANESBA), (6) Realization of 4 meetings of committees of sector representatives (168), whose product, based on PLANESBA, are diagnoses at sector level, participatory prioritization, the preparation and approval of the Strategic Sector Plans (PLANESE), (7) Realization of 6 meetings of committees of Municipality Representatives (42), whose product, based on PLANESE, is the diagnoses at community level, participatory prioritization, elaboration and approval of the Strategic Plan at community level (PLANESCO), (8) Consolidate the commissions from the 8 inter-communal workshops with their respective coordinators, allowing the specific and thematic coordination of actions and claims arising from the participatory process at the level of the association of the municipalities, (9) Create an information system to the Community so as to disseminate to the community what is being done, accompanying all phases of the making of the PEPDI; (10) Building corporately and interactively an inter-communal Territorial Information System (SIIIT), whose product is the creation of a joint database to facilitate the use of information for decision-making (11) Realization of 10 inter-sectoral and inter-comunal fora with the PEPDI as a result, (12) Publish the PEPDI and a “South City Agenda” that allows to find the funding for projects relevant to the needs of citizens which are then reflected in the municipal budgets, and in the management and design of projects as well as in initiatives with different public and private financing.
Expected Impacts and Results
Motivate, increase the relevance and improve the coordination of municipal and inter-municipal management in the territory of South City through the generation of tools to institutionalize citizen participation, improve the process of coordination with the other territorial levels and improve information management. At the same time creating a common language to generate economies of scale and effectively attract resources from the State and from the private sector for works and services that correspond to the real demands expressed by the community, and create conditions for the development of the southern sector of Santiago.