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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Human Scale City (BUE0007)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Buenos Aires Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: NA

Support Institution(s): • Government - General Secretariat and International Relations of the City of Buenos Aires - ASI (Agency of Information Systems of Buenos Aires City) - Secretary of Social Integration for Older Adults, Ministry of Human Development and Habitat of the City of Buenos Aires - COPIDIS (Commission for the Entire Participation and Inclusion of Disabled People) - CNRT (National Commission of Transport Regulation) - Ministry of Urban Development and Transport of the City of Bue- nos Aires - Ministry of Health of the City of Buenos Aires - Ministry of Environment and Public Space of the City of Buenos Aires - Ministry of Education of the City of Buenos Aires, Housing Institute of the City of Buenos Aires - Secretariat of Habitat and Inclusion of the City of Buenos Aires - Presidency of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires - USIG (Unit of Geographic Information Systems of the City of Buenos Aires) - Communication Secretariat - AGIP (Government Administration of Public Revenue) • Civil Society / Private Sector - CPAU, FADU, Professional Associations, Central Association of Architects - Fundación SURCOS and other sectoral CSOs - Citizens users of the services. - Universities and research institutions who work on these topics.

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government, Fiscal Transparency, Infrastructure & Transport, Land & Spatial Planning, Open Data, Public Service Delivery, Subnational, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Title Ciudad a escala humana (Human Scale City)
Link with the Sustainable
Development Agenda 2030 (SDG) SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Status quo / Issue to be
addressed
One of the work axes raised by the City is the design of an enjoyable
city at human scale. We seek to contribute to make a city designed
for people, more connected, with initiatives which contribute to improve citizens’ enjoyment and experience in the City.
The promotion of the use of public space and implementation of improvements in a collaborative manner.
In this context, we identify several situations to be addressed:
• Existence of different types of obstacles in the public space (darkness, physical obstacles, their state), which particularly affect people with reduced mobility (older adults, disabled people, etc.)
• There is lack of knowledge about the urban planning and construction code among citizens, mainly because it is difficult to nderstandGeneral objective
To think and achieve an enjoyable human scale city through different
open government initiatives. We propose:
• Improve public space accessibility in the City through tools which
involve different open government pillars, guaranteeing safe transitability and accessibility environments, thus contributing to the
re-dimensioning of Buenos Aires at human scale.
• Promote and simplify the access to the information about the new
urban and construction code to support knowledge and improvement.
• Promote integration of older people into the public space and surroundings, adjusting them to their requirements.
• Improve the access to information related to the promotion actions conducted by the Ministry to foster the development of initiatives on the field of diverse artistic disciplines.
Government area in
charge and contact
• Clara Muzzio, Under-secretary
Under Secretariat of footpaths Ministry of Environment and Public
Space of the City of Buenos Aires
cmuzzio@buenosaires.gob.ar
• Juan Martín Vila, Managing Director of Institutional Quality and
Open Government
General Secretariat and International Relations of the Government
of the City of Buenos Aires.
juanvila@buenosaires.gob.ar
• Lorena Schetjman, Operations Manager of Communication and
Media, Ministry of Urban Development and Transport of the City of
Buenos Aires.
lolasch@gmail.com, • Federico Bouzas, General Director of Directorate General of Protection and Sustainable Development, Secretariat of Social Integration for Older Adults, Ministry of Human Development and Habitat
of the City of Buenos Aires
fbouzas@buenosaires.gob.ar
ssted@buenosaires.gob.ar
• Sofía Inés Guichandut, Directorate General of Protection and Sustainable Development, Secretariat of Social Integration for Older
Adults, Ministry of Human Development and Habitat of the City of
Buenos Aires
sguichandut@buenosaires.gob.ar
• Gabriela Goldberg, Institutional Relations
Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires
ggoldberg@buenosaires.gob.ar
Other actors involved
• Government
- General Secretariat and International Relations of the City of
Buenos Aires
- ASI (Agency of Information Systems of Buenos Aires City)
- Secretary of Social Integration for Older Adults, Ministry of
Human Development and Habitat of the City of Buenos Aires
- COPIDIS (Commission for the Entire Participation and Inclusion of
Disabled People)
- CNRT (National Commission of Transport Regulation)
- Ministry of Urban Development and Transport of the City of Bue-
nos Aires
- Ministry of Health of the City of Buenos Aires
- Ministry of Environment and Public Space of the City of Buenos
Aires
- Ministry of Education of the City of Buenos Aires, - Housing Institute of the City of Buenos Aires
- Secretariat of Habitat and Inclusion of the City of Buenos Aires
- Presidency of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Government of the
City of Buenos Aires
- USIG (Unit of Geographic Information Systems of the City of Buenos Aires)
- Communication Secretariat
- AGIP (Government Administration of Public Revenue)
• Civil Society / Private Sector
- CPAU, FADU, Professional Associations, Central Association of Architects
- Fundación SURCOS and other sectoral CSOs
- Citizens users of the services.
- Universities and research institutions who work on these topics.
Brief description of the initiative
The Human Scale City commitment has different lines of action
aimed at improving neighbours’ experience in it. These experiences
are:
Design and implement a collaborative georeferenced platform of
diverse aspects of the public space. It will allow for the report, control and follow-up of repairs and “obstacles”. Likewise, there will be
channels to receive citizens’ suggestions related to public space (in
terms of accessibility)
Generate friendly, accessible and clear information for citizens to
be able to know the possibilities and conditions for building in the
City, main characteristics, cadastral information and
information on the situation of asset protection of each plot of
land. We will simplify the information regarding use of plots of land
and infrastructure works status, facilitate the identification of new
building opportunities, and we will provide open data and tools to
analyse the urban profile of the City. Make the challenges of aging nowadays visible and
incorporate the old age perspective into the strategic planning of
the Government of the City of Buenos Aires (GCBA). Promote the
openness of data related to the offer of activities for older adults
in the City of Buenos Aires.
Contribute to the improvement in the access to information related
to funding, projects and beneficiary agents of the actions which promote culture through its publication in the website of the Ministry
of Culture in a downloadable format.
Describe the way in which this
commitment is relevant to strengthen
OGP values of transparency, access to
information, public accountability, civic
participation, and technology and
innovation for openness and accountability
The initiative of the platform for innovation of sidewalks is robust
and it contemplates the diverse open government pillars since it
strengthens
transparency, access to information, accountability and it promotes civic participation through a
collaborative stage of interaction with neighbours.
By implementing a platform that provides information on urban code
in a simple manner, we guarantee citizens access to information. For
this reason, the commitment is relevant in terms of transparency.
Likewise, the provision of information in a friendly and pedagogical
manner will allow for the interaction with the citizens, letting them
know the construction possibilities and conditions.
The openness of data on older adults’ situation, services and the
offer of activities for this sector of the population contribute to
strengthening the OGP values of transparency, access to information and accountability; likewise, it can promote civic participation
through the reuse of information.
The culture initiative will allow the access to systematised information on the actions which promote culture, in a downloadable format;
this will mean a progress in terms of transparency and improvement
in the access to information. Likewise, the project will contribute to
accountability since it includes the provision of budgetary information related to the policy on promotion of cultural activity in the
City, Milestones Ongoing or new
commitment Start date End date
1. Platform for innovation of sidewalks - state of public space accessibility
1.1 Collection, consolidation and systematisation of
information on footpaths and public space (cracks,
repairs, construction, value enhancement, etc.) and
georeferencing of information.
Ongoing July
2018
December
2019
1.2 Design and development of the platform and its
functionalities. Tentative functionalities:
· See photos of Surveys and Census about sidewalks (at each sidewalk level)
· Display sidewalk data
· Check if that sidewalk has a repair scheduled by
the Public Services Company
· Check the geographic impact, at sidewalk level, of
the Public Services Companies or the Government
and get to know the end date
· Check which claims have been done in a certain
sidewalk
Note: it must work on tablets handed to older
adults.
New September
2018
December
2019
1.3 Publication and diffusion of the collaborative
platform for innovation of sidewalks and public
space. Channels: social networks, newsletters.
Metrics: coverage, users, visits, etc.
New December
2019
September
20202. Urban Dynamic Map
2.1 Consolidation and systematisation of the available and relevant information (urban planning code,
additional technical regulation and construction
code.)
It will offer the following information: economic districts (zoning and tax benefits); construction sites
(location, type, purpose, number of square meters
to be built and date); land use (location and type),
urban code (location, zoning, maximum allowable
construction height); value per square meter of
the price of land per block; pre-feasibility study;
plot of land conditions (water risk, street opening
and widening, easement); special districts; authorisations (location, category, date and owner); single
value of the street.
New September
2018 March 2019
2.2 Interpretation of information in a pedagogical,
friendly and clear manner, adjusted to demand. New March 2019 May 2019
2.3 Publication and diffusion of an open digital
platform with georeferenced information for
citizens. Channels: social networks, newsletters,
brochures, etc. Metrics: coverage, users, visits, etc.
New June 2019 December
20193. Portal for older adults
3.1 Generate an inter-ministerial roundtable which
allows for the generation of diagnoses of the issue
on exclusion of older people in public spaces and surroundings.
New December
2018
Quarterly
basis
3.2 Systematise and publish in an open data format the information related to the offer of activities aimed at older people in the City of Buenos
Aires (focus on dissemination). Indicator: number
of participants in activities diffused through the
platform. Disaggregation with geographic criteria.
Dissemination: social networks, newsletters, brochures, etc.
New January
2019
December
2019
3.3 Technological inclusion: training on the use of digital tools and access to technological devices for
older adults. Indicator: number of trained people.
New January
2019
September
2019
3.4 Systematisation and openness of data on
abuse and violence against the elderly in Buenos
Aires City (CABA). Indicator: number of quarterly
or six-monthly reports, as applicable.
New January
2019
September
20194. Cultural Buenos Aires: openness of information on cultural promotion actions.
4.1 Consolidation and systematisation of information on actions which promote artistic initiatives
from the Ministry of Culture. These actions are:
Proteatro; Prodanza; Pro escritores; BA Música;
BA Milongas; Mecenazgo and the Metropolitan Fund
for Culture, Arts and Sciences (FMA).
Ongoing December
2018 March 2019
4.2 Publication of systematised information in open
format related to budget, granted funding, projects and beneficiary agents of the actions of promotion of culture.
New August 2019 August 2019
4.3 Diffusion and circulation of information to be
reused and displayed. New August 2019 March 2020
for non-experts.
• Marginalisation (exclusion) of older people in the public space and
surroundings (housing, public services, transport services, businesses,
among others)
• The Ministry of Culture contributes significantly to the development of independent culture in the City through the policy on promotion of diverse artistic disciplines. The information related to the
actions for funding independent culture conducted by the Ministry
is partially published in a fragmented manner.


Buenos Aires, Argentina's Commitments

  1. Access to Government

    BUE0006, 2018, Capacity Building

  2. Human Scale City

    BUE0007, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Gender Equality

    BUE0008, 2018, Capacity Building

  4. Transport and Mobility

    BUE0009, 2018, Capacity Building

  5. Housing: Indicators System

    BUE0010, 2018, Capacity Building

  6. Starred commitment Transparency in Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches

    BUE0001, 2017, Capacity Building

  7. Coordination in the Production and Publication of Data in an Open State

    BUE0002, 2017, Capacity Building

  8. Opening Data in GTFS Format Transport

    BUE0003, 2017, E-Government

  9. Starred commitment Comprehensive Portal Providing Information and Channel Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the City of Buenos Aires.

    BUE0004, 2017, E-Government

  10. Map of Infrastructure in Schools

    BUE0005, 2017, E-Government