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La Laguna asks local people: “What do you want of your city?” 

La Laguna has launched a new participative project to shape the municipality in the way local residents desire.

The Mayor, José Alberto Díaz stressed that the idea is to have “a scenario of what La Laguna people want of their town and that each sector is reflected in it, since the future is built among all.”

A series of workshops and meetings have been held with representatives of a wide range of groups, including the University of La Laguna, the primary sector, tourism, culture, mobility groups and unions.

“It works in an innovative way that promotes citizen participation in a reflexive, documented, informed and structured way to achieve a joint vision of the future,” said the Mayor.

“We want all sectors of our society to think and propose what they want for La Laguna, to confront their ideas, to raise concerns about possible scenarios and to reach conclusions about our future in the very long term.”

The work consists of three blocks: in the first, an internal and external analysis is performed; in the second block the development and validat-ion of the scenarios is carried out and in the third one the conclusions will be elaborated.

During the workshops, 20 ideas have already been raised for ways of changing or improving La Laguna such as the creation of “green corri-dors”, establishing its own brand, respecting older peo-ple, sustainable mobility and encouraging community values. The conclusions are likely to be ready within 45 days when the discussion with move to the various districts.