Special Commissions on Heritage Areas
The Permanent Special Commissions correspond to six patrimonial areas of Montevideo. They are bodies of the City Hall and have the participation of representatives of public and private institutions involved with urban planning and preservation of heritage. The Commissions participate in the preparation of plans; the proposal and evaluation of projects; and they advise the City Hall on the valuation of buildings, spaces, resources, and also seek to involve local society in the protection of their heritage.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- embedded in the constitution/legislation
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision