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Participatory urban management: the case of the municipal council in Bauru

Grant number: 19/19275-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2019
Effective date (End): January 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Urban and Regional Planning - Fundamentals of Urban and Regional Planning
Principal researcher:Jefferson Oliveira Goulart
Grantee:Julia de Carvalho Carrer
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura, Artes e Comunicação (FAAC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


This research project has as its object of study and analysis the participatory process in the Bauru Municipal Council, created by Municipal Law No. 5.631, of 08/22/2008, which established the Municipal Participatory Master Plan. The period analyzed ranges from 2014 to 2018, covering the time of two terms. Popular participation in urban management mechanisms is a requirement of the City Statute (Federal Law No. 10.257 / 2001) and, in addition to councils, comprises other instruments such as public court hearings, conferences, participatory budget management and popular legislative initiative. The implementation of such councils depends on regulation at the municipal level, and in this case it was done through the Master Plan, so that the participatory instrument could be integrated with other ways of popular participation. By reviewing the bibliography, researching institutional sources (composition, minutes, norms, etc.) and interviews with participants of this forum, it intends to formulate a more consistent analysis of how participatory dynamics in urban planning proceed from a case study.