29 Oct DEMOSTENE CENTRO STUDI APS – first debate about civic monitoring of the project “NEW URBAN CENTRALITIES IN THE PERIPHERAL AREAS” of Milan
ORGANIZATION: DEMOSTENE Centro Studi APS
DATE OF THE DEBATE: 29/10/2021
LOCATION OF THE DEBATE: Milano (Oratorio s. Idelfonso)
LINK TO THE MONITORED PROJECT ON THE NATIONAL OPEN DATA PLATFORM: OPENCOESIONE
With his first debate DEMOSTENE Centro Studi aps has started the civic monitoring process on the project of the city of Milan named “Nuove centralità urbane in aree periferiche [New Urban Centralities in peripheral areas]” and financed thanks to the Cohesion Fund of the European Union.
The principal aim of this first meeting was to present our association, the civic monitoring project and the target project of the monitoring actions. The meeting lasted for over two hours.
After a brief presentation of DEMOSTENE Centro Studi association and Monithon’s civic monitoring methodology we had a closer look at the project of the city of Milan, which provides for the environmental and social redevelopment of five public spaces.
In presenting the project, some institutional videos prepared by the Municipality of Milan were also used to show the works already started in piazza Dergano and via Padova.
The meeting was mainly attended by high school and university students, plus some teachers interested in learning the method of civic monitoring.
Their interventions were generally positive about the steps we intend to take to achieve our aim; the target project we have choses aroused a lot of interest especially because, developing in five different points of the city, it has consequences for a large number of citizens. However, there was a lack of awareness of the overall plan of the city of Milan for the redevelopment of public spaces within the urban area of the municipality.
Many of those present showed an interest in participating in the subsequent meetings and being actively involved in the monitoring actions. It was thus agreed on the opportunity to work in parallel groups entrusted with specific tasks which will then be constantly shared and discussed with the other participants and future attendants in the following meetings.