The implementation of the development project "District’s plan of the Casteldefells city" – action of urban renewal and requalification of housing areas, promoted by the Municipality of Castelldefels (Catalonia) in the years 2011/13 - has been accompanied by a community work made by the social enterprise Mediación Y Convivencia, on demand of the same Town Hall. A first assessment of the experience shows that mediation is particularly effective in the field of social harmony. To transform coexistence into a new favorable scenario for everyone, it is essential, in fact, an approach that transcends the mere contention and the same resolution of conflicts, often necessary but not sufficient. This intervention has had the purpose to build and/or strengthen the social ties in the neighborhood and, at the same time, to create a dialogue between the residents and the administration of reference through the promotion of forms of participation. Therefore, the horizon of meaning to which guide the action has to be lead is the re-appropriation and positive management by citizens, both of their interpersonal conflicts and of the management of the spaces in which they are generated and/or nourished.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||WELFARE E ERGONOMIA|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|