Conclusions of the Cabueñes meeting

Public Space z Blueprints

Public Space z Blueprints (Photo credit: BarefootAdrianne)

  1. It is not a cyclical crisis but a structural change, similar to the transition to industrial society. Before uncertainty we must change the negative connotation of “change”.
  2. We must search for a concept of sustainability that corresponds to inter-generational and inter-territorial justice, threatened by the consumer society. Sustainability is not understood without the integration of the territories and the people who live in them.
  3. Working with methodologies but also with the spaces. Recovering Public Space through a  fair value-based and balanced shared management. Differentiate public from institutional. Tackling the importance of local involvement and the city as living environment.
  4. Building through the cracks of the system.
  5. Try to see reality as a whole, ie integrating the perspectives. Social, youth, gender, environment…  and challenging the biased views. The same applies to the city, which must be planned as a whole, from land management policies to R + D + I
  6. Rethink our consumption, not only when buying but also in the use and duration of objects. Get adapted to life cycle and its limitations. Exercise our right to demand sustainable products and truthful information about them
  7. Alternative models, such as cities in transition, housing as good for use and not for ownership, the short delivery chain and models of resilience. There are also new threats, many on water.
  8. Use the resources at our disposal and favour long-term thinking, avoiding discouragement. Need to provide easier access to funding.
  9. Networking, both horizontally, as well as with institutions, enterprises and civil society, integrating the different staments. Group efforts: round tables. Find a line of dialogue between science and Youth.
  10. Leverage and encourage informal and non formal education, small gestures, to induce a change in behavior.
  11. A model of educational and social integration to be kept: the second chance schools that go beyond standard learning and that network at European level.

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