Engaging citizens in city planning in Cuenca

In Ecuador, the needs of families have not traditionally been a high priority in urban planning – but there is an opportunity to change this, as mechanisms have been put in place to engage citizens in the planning and implementation of local and national policies.

The project will work in the Hermano Miguel, El Vecino Totoracocha and Monay districts of Cuenca, which have organised groups of women and parents. It will hold mobile assembly meetings to develop proposals for improving city planning with under-5s in mind, and deliver a proposal for reform to the city’s mayor.