2021 Award "Best Practice in Citizen Participation"
15th Edition 2021
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Participatory Process for the Martim Moniz Square (Lisboa)
The Martim Moniz Participatory Process, with the goal of promoting the requalification of this important Lisbon square, used a survey approach by questionnaire and Focus Groups (online). The aim was to know the relationship of the Lisboans with the square and collect ideas for its requalification. The survey was made available on the Lisboa Participa website and in person at Martim Moniz Square. It was a dynamic process, integrating the multicultural reality of that territory, with work in the field, of articulation with the local community and with all citizens in general.
For the statistical analyses, the data from 1009 survey respondents were considered. The data collected was analysed using the quantitative method, with recourse to SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Science) statistical software for the analysis of closed answers and relationships between variables. The open question of the questionnaire was addressed by grouping according to word clusters. While the evidence gathered from the Focus Groups had qualitative analysis as methodology.
As for the methodology, it is contemplated: Publication of a draft report with the result of the participation, including a period for possible proposals for improvements to the document or complaints; Presentation at a Town Hall meeting of the conclusions of the public participation and a proposal for a preliminary programme of the project to alter the Martim Moniz Square; Technical and specialized participation, open and plural, for the development of spatial proposals (design of proposals that materialize the results of the public participation); Approval, in a Town Hall meeting, of the base programme for the international public tender for the Martim Moniz Square execution project; Involvement of partners in the field, namely, organizations, associations, institutional partners (parish council) and territorial networks.
11 online focus groups (discussion sessions lasting 60 minutes) were held, in order to collect contributions from citizens who usually do not participate in these initiatives (e.g., the international community, the elderly, young people), thus seeking to ensure the inclusion of various socio-demographic groups. The data was analysed by mapping expressions and ideas grouped by themes and recording their frequency (number of people who mentioned the expressions or ideas).
Complementary initiatives also included 1) a work session with the Movement "Jardim no Martim Moniz," to listen to the citizens who created a proposal prior to this participatory process to which is associated a petition with 1600 signatures delivered to the Municipal Assembly on 30 April 2019); 2) a challenge launched through the Parish Council of Santa Maria Maior to the Kindergarten and primary school of the parish for children to freely draw the future of the Square.
In this study, 1156 citizens participated (1009 in the survey + 74 in focus groups + 73 children with drawings) of different age groups, qualifications and nationalities. All of the city's parishes were represented in the survey.
A total of 11 focus group sessions were held, 7 of which with local entities or entities whose activity is carried out in the parish of Santa Maria Maior and which allowed the inclusion of various under-represented groups.
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O feedback dos grupos focais é essencial para o processo participativo e a inclusão de novas ideias.
Li a proposta de programa municipal, identifico-me com os valores, e gostaria de ver realizado o projecto - depois dos que no século 20 desfearam mais uma praça que nunca foi bonita. O programa visa conciliar trânsito e espaços de lazer. Nasci ali ao lado, conheci edifícios como o Teatro Apolo, demolido para um dos projectos que foram ficando na gaveta, e gostaria de ver verde plantado onde hoje está tudo cimentado.
É sempre positivo melhorar o ambiente e qualidade de vida em ambientes urbanos.
que este processo seja ampliado e que a Câmara publicite ainda mais, de modo a haver mais participação.
Praça mais verde e para as pessoas, menos carros ali a passar sff
I hope MOBILITY will be a highly considered point for this urban project, as Av. Almirante Reis is one of the main connective axis of Lisbon towards the city center, and Martim Moniz is a confluence point of all transportation ways. Promoting mobility with the use of tramway infrastructures with green grass roadways along the floor (like many cities have implemented, Bordeaux, Bilbao, Genova, Toronto...) along Av. Alm. Reis, which is better for the mobility acess of low motricity people, better for water and winter flooding drainage, better for our air pollution levels, instead of concrete roads for heavy bus traffic, which creates a lot of discomfort and vibration, would be a key turn for Lisboa and in particular for this hotspot location, in my opinion.
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Gostaria de ter mais informações sobre o projecto. Não consigo entender o que realmente está planeado. Um jardim? Como vai ser a circulação do trânsito? Consumo obrigatório? Etc É preciso termos mais um espaço verde com plantas e hortas no centro da cidade. Isso é que sim!!!
Menos trânsito poluente privado, mais árvores, mais espaços comuns para poder estar; não sei como vão resolver a questão do parque automóvel subterrâneo...
As a participant on this public process I must say that it has been highly unclear.
My proposal, considering that the green area should make the city considere to remove the underground parking to create a natural water retention zone, hasn't been referred on the final report. It disappear and no one will have the chance to discuss it or think about it! I imagine it has happen the same to others.
This process is totally controlled by the municipality, not in a transparent way, and the final report it is not identified any conflict or diferences to be discussed. The report only referes to the ideas that reinforce the program the municipality already wants to implement.
On the other hand, 89% of the people that participated on this process have a diploma and I'm very confident in declaring that 89% of the people that normally seat and use the square do not have a diploma.
I hope we can bring green culture(s) and communities together in this project. Make this into a green amphitheater space where the city's cultural diversity can be explored through the voices of the community.
O M Moniz merece esta requalificação.
Os Lisbonenses merecem
Mas porque é que a área central da praça, grande praça numa cidade que as tem em tão pouca quantidade e grandeza comparáveis, é um vazio? A área verde enquadra esse vazio e parece um complemento raquítico de qualquer coisa sobretudo urbanizada sem beleza. Sempre esta mania de fazer pequenos apontamentos de vegetação para parecerem sustentáveis, quando muito mais espaço para tal deveria ser proporcionado. Bem mais.
Espera-se um verdadeiro jardim, com sombra e fresco e não um palco para concertos e manifestações.
Haja jardins infatis e não centros comerciais ou bares para turistas barulhentos.
Requalificar o edificado existente junto à Capela é impossível. Esse edificado, nomeadamente o Centro Comercial, deverá ser eliminado e voltar ao espaço amplo de outrora.
li a proposta e acho a extraordinária; mais que perfeita para aquele espaço.
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