Organization: Municipal Institute of Urban Planning (IMPLAN)
Culiacán is the capital and largest city of the state of Sinaloa, located to the northwest of the country. Historically, Culiacán’s urban development has disregarded the real needs and interests of the different sectors that compose the community, such as neighbors, opinion leaders and civil associations representatives.
To conduct a citizen consultation for updating the Municipal Urban Planning System of Culiacán (SMPU). Opinion leaders, technical experts and civil association representatives were consulted, from all settlements, including the most socially and economically disadvantaged. The technique was innovative and binding, based on environment awareness dynamics through the senses–smell, hearing, touch, and so on–with the aim of perceiving the city, to reconnect with it, and identifying the feelings, emotions, desires and real needs of its inhabitants. This activity allowed for the gathering of information in a clear, natural and direct manner, which was instrumental in the planning process.
Scope: Municipal, Municipality of Culiacán
- 11 zonal forums, including historically excluded communities;
- 18 forum-workshops with commissioners and trustees;
- Citizens reflected on social and community matters, thereby identifying their daily, specific and concrete needs, as well as an integrative and inclusive vision of their community and the city.
- Information ready for use by the urban planning municipal system for planning and decision-making improvements;
- Inclusion of exchanged and diagnosed conclusions for project development under the planning instruments of the city and the municipality.
Person/contact:Juan Carlos Rojo Carrascal email@example.com