Direct delivery of public services (i.e. by entities other than government)

Allo scopo di rigenerare un parco pubblico, allo stato di degrado e percepito dagli abitanti come un'opportunità negata, nascono spontaneamente diverse iniziative degli abitanti che si aggregano dapprima in gruppi e associazioni e poi nel Coordinamento del Parco Sociale Ventaglieri. Le attività prendono consistenza dai primi anni del 2000 e...
Circularicity è un percorso di partecipazione promosso dal Comune di Capannori e co-finanziato dall'Autorità regionale per la Partecipazione per sperimentare modalità innovative e sostenibili di collaborazione tra ente pubblico e cittadini nell’ambito dell’economia circolare.
Nella Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano, dagli anni novanta, un gruppo di cittadini, organizzato in un'associazione chiamata "Iniziativa per più democrazia", si prefigge lo sviluppo della democrazia in Alto Adige e l'avvicinamento dei cittadini al tema della partecipazione democratica. L'idea della democrazia si basa sulla convinzione che l'essere umano possieda la...
Note: the following entry is a stub. Please help us complete it. Problems and Purpose Since 2014, Madrid has experimented with new technologies to improve the quality and efficiency of public services, to increase the amount of public participation in governance, and to enable greater transparency in government operations.[1] History...

Method: Microfinance

Microfinance encompasses a broad category of financial products and services offered to poor or socially marginalized individuals. Unlike other products and services under the banner of 'alternative financial institutions', microfinance typically serves those living in poor countries or communities where access to "high-quality financial products and services, including not just...
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In 2012, plans for the construction of a new Mental Health Center of Denver began under the title ‘The Dahlia Project.’ Initially, fundraising was the only form of community engagement pursued by organizers; however, in-depth public consultations became necessary to proceed with the development when local residents protested against the...
Since the early 2000s, Uganda has placed an emphasis on bottom-up development by NGO’s and microfinance. The ‘people-centred’ approach to poverty alleviation and community development allows active participation and self-determination absent in the traditional market and state top-down models that discouraged popular participation and alienated citizens.
Self-governance is the exercise of power or control over oneself without external interference.
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After the passing of the Localism Act by the UK Parliament in 2011, power over planning and development was largely devolved to community and local governments. The Civil Parish of Wing quickly embraced the Localism Act's provisions, embarking on a series of public consultations to plan their neighbourhood's future development.
Problems and Purpose The “ Repúblicas” (republics) of Coimbra are students’ community houses, whose history dates back to the origins of Portuguese university, in the XIV century. They are spaces of living and conviviality with a specific culture, generated by a centuries-long tradition. The republics are the most ancient and...
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