Urban Alternatives is launched by a collaboration of different actors which are united in their efforts to create a more democratic, just and sustainable world. This map seeks to highlight initiatives that work towards this goal. Proposal for initiatives not listed yet can be made directly on the website. This process is open to new collaborations.



Citizen Participation Mechanism

The program BIP-ZIP (Bairros e Zonas de Intervenção Prioritária / Neighbourhoods and Areas of Priority Intervention) was launched in 2011 by the Lisbon municipality. BIP-ZIP is a non-bureaucratic participatory budgeting model that invites citizens themselves to develop and implement actions in the neighbourhoods that reinforce the social and territorial cohesion of the Lisbon municipality. The range of these future-oriented solutions includes ideas related to the improvement of the appearance of the neighbourhood, the creation of community services and activities, restoration, re-zoning and occupancy of public space, political education, the promotion of active citizenship.

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