Lack of infrastructure for young people – Italy

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  • TDM2000
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    Lack of infrastructure for young people (Cagliari)

     The lack of infrastructures  is a problem of young people in Cagliari, in the region of Sardinia (Italy ). Young people don’t have a space where they can meet and spend time together, implementing activities and projects that can bring a positive change in their societies. The lack of spaces available and accessible for young people is strictly related to the lack of activities addressed to them. Often they do not even have the tools to raise funds in order to implement cultural activities and manage the spaces or, sometimes, they are not even aware of the fact that there are resources that allow the implementation of projects aimed at young people.

    Let’s think about our city or village and let’s identify the public spaces fallen into desuetude. How many are there? Can they be revalued? If so, what use can we make out of it?

    Young people of Cagliari  thinks that the local governments could  allocate spaces, as felt into desuetude  buildings, with the aim that youth organizations can revalue them and convert into spaces where young people can meet, organize activities and act as active citizens who want to bring a change in their community. Moreover, the operating costs may be divided among associations, in such way young people could have a semi-free place and, on the other side, administrations could revitalize an abandoned space and make it alive again. The revaluation of the place empowers young people and encourages them towards the activism.

  • ewoitovich
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    Interesting topic. In Argentina some cities and universities are implementing the participatory budgeting.

    Participatory budgeting (PB) is a different way to manage public money, and to engage people in government. It is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. It enables taxpayers to work with government to make the budget decisions that affect their lives.

    The process was first developed in Brazil in 1989, and there are now over 1,500 participatory budgets around the world. Most of these are at the city level, for the municipal budget. PB has also been used, however, for counties, states, housing authorities, schools and school systems, universities, coalitions, and other public agencies.

    This is a way to raise the participation of the community and to involved it in the process of identifying problems and developing solutions. I think this could be an interesting way of increase the number of spaces for young people in Cagliari, and also in other cities.

    You can find more info in this website:

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