As part of the The World Bank Group Inclusive City Planning Initiative, Adam White and Adriana Valdez Young won a case study contest with their VozPisco project, a hybrid information-sharing strategy for the city of Pisco in Peru.
In the aftermath of the 2007 earthquake, the City of Pisco faces challenges such as fragmented inter-district communications, shifting demographics and a troubled track record delivering urban development projects. The VozPisco project aimed to address these by creating a multi-media communication and feedback strategy to amplify citizen engagement and government transparency in the urban planning process.
The project concept consisted of three complementary components: (1) an SMS survey and engagement system, (2) a community radio program, and (3) a public event series. Through partnerships with local universities, community groups, and businesses, VozPisco proposed to train a core cadre of ambassadors to lead and disseminate programming.
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