To ensure that cities foster social progress and equality while respecting the limits of nature.
More than 40 cities throughout Latin America, including major cities like Sao Paulo, Brazil which has 11 million inhabitants, have adopted ordinances requiring incoming elected city managers to present a government management plan (Plan de Metas) with objective performance goals when taking office. The law also requires that they annually inform citizens of progress toward these goals. Through the adoption of these plans, Avina and its allies have contributed to strengthening democracy and civic participation in municipal governance.
Improving the quality of life in Latin American cities through civic engagement
The quality of life for residents of Latin American cities has been improved through citizen engagement and advocacy in the areas of public transportation and the expansion and transformation of public spaces.
Promotion of policies to make public spaces in Latin America more inclusive and dissemination of the Construcción de ciudades más equitativas: políticas públicas para la inclusión en América Latina (Building more equitable cities: public policies of inclusion in Latin America) report on urban inequality, developed with participation from CAF-Development Bank of Latin America.
Support for establishing and monitoring goals and indicators for urban sustainable development through the Sustainable Cities Program, and for the Rede Brazileira de Cidades Justas, Democráticas e Sustentáveis (Brazilian Network for Fair, Democratic, and Sustainable Cities) to mobilize citiens and position their platform for urban sustainability.
Training for public officials in the implementation of the Sustainable Cities Program.
Presentación de la Oportunidad de Impacto Ciudades Sustentables de Fundación Avina en COP20 (Presentation of Fundación Avina's Sustainable Cities Opportunity for Impact at COP20) - Fundación Avina [in Spanish]