Fortaleza, Brazil

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Monitoring, Maintenance, and Management

How has the initiative been designed and implemented so that long-term needs for management and maintenance are reduced and can be met?

With the creation of the managing council of each micro parks, there was greater community awareness and empowerment, with locals now having greater access and contact with the city, being able make demands more effectively representing the community as a whole. Also, the change in behaviour begins in perception of the transformed space, since what was previously noticed for the final disposal of waste, urban violence, and irregular occupation, started to be perceived as a place for leisure, contact with nature and community integration, destined for all users.

What protocols are in place to facilitate monitoring of results?

With the creation of the managing council of each micro parks, there was greater community awareness and empowerment, with locals now having greater access and contact with the city, being able make demands more effectively representing the community. Also, the change in behaviour begins in perception of the transformed space, since what was previously noticed for the final disposal of waste, urban violence, and irregular occupation, started to be perceived as a place for leisure, contact with nature and community integration, destined for all users.

How has the initiative been enhanced in response to monitoring of results?

The implementation of the first two urban micro parks was done as a pilot project within the innovation lab of Fortaleza, with joint efforts of multiple secretariats and technical support of the Urban 95 network to make the implementations possible. With the expansion of the policy, the engagement with the population, design and implementation of 30 more micro parks are guaranteed through an external funding edict. An expansion manual with the learnings and indicators collected by the laboratory should be made available to the Secretariat of Urbanism and Environment, which will be responsible for the expansion of the policy