#Geographymatters! João Seixas, geographer from Universidade de Lisboa. João told us today the important role played by academics in the process of urban planning and management in the city of Lisbon. A new and necessary approach giving the voice to the citizens. Random-selected neighbours were elected in order to constitute the 50% of the Neighbourhood Committees.These committees were in charge of decission making and management in sectoral and transversal issues. Lots of things to learn from our portuguese colleagues

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