Manual de Agricultura Urbana

Un fuerte problema a nivel mundial, es el de la alimentación y no por qué no alcancen los alimentos, sino porque existe una mala distribución de ellos. Satisfacer la demanda ali mentaría de la población, bajo esquemas sustentables y con racionalidad en el proceso; es de vital importancia para el futuro de la humanidad.Entonces es preciso preguntarnos, ¿qué podemos hacer nosotros de forma individual y/o colectiva, para resolver y contrarrestar la contaminación ambiental y actuar a favor de una soberanía alimentaria?

Existen varios caminos a seguir y uno de ellos es practicar la Agroecología a través de la agricultura urbana con el fin de llegar a la sustentabilidad y a una soberanía alimentaria.

Azoteas Verdes de Guadalajara (2012) Manual de Agricultura Urbana

iFuture: The Internet of Everything Has Arrived in Government

In this report, Pegasystems explains how technology is unlocking the power of data to show how intelligent business process management is changing the way government works. Case studies of agencies are shared that are using iBPM to improve. In addition, industry experts from Pega
explain how you can begin leveraging iBPM at your agency, including:
Dr. Setrag Khoshafian, Chief Evangelist and Vice President of BPM Technology at Pega.
Cathy Novak, Industry Principal for Pega's Public Sector Business.
James Lawless, Account Executive, Federal Government for Pega.
Their message was clear: connected devices will be generating billions of data sets every day. The first state in understanding how to unlock the power of that data is explore how iBPM can transform you agency.

Pega Industry Perspective (2014) iFuture: The Internet of Everything Has Arrived in Government

Cerrando el círculo: Ruta para la gestión de evaluaciones de políticas públicas de igualdad

Esta ruta metodológica está destinada a orientar a responsables de las políticas de igualdad en la gestión y acompañamiento a dichas evaluaciones a través de 10 pasos claves que se recomienda seguir en dichos procesos. En ese entendido, contiene algunos ejemplos, recomendaciones y propuestas de formatos que apoyen en los procesos de gestión de las evaluaciones, así como algunas orientaciones acerca de aspectos importantes del proceso de evaluación que ayuden a dar seguimiento a las mismas y verificar que se realicen con enfoque de género y derechos humanos.

La elaboración de esta ruta ha sido posible gracias al trabajo colaborativo de las áreas de Género y Evaluación del Centro Regional del PNUD para América Latina y el Caribe quienes solicitaron a la especialista Fabiola Zermeño su elaboración. La ruta se diseñó a partir de los insumos extraídos del proceso de evaluación del Modelo de Equidad de Género del Gobierno del Estado de Zacatecas (MEGGEZ) impulsada por la oficina de PNUD México, por tanto brinda elementos para aprender desde la experiencia práctica y concreta de un proceso.

Centro Regional del PNUD para América Latina y el Caribe (2012) Centro Regional del PNUD para América Latina y el Caribe

Pro-poor mobility: Policy guidelines and Case studies

The publication titled 'Pro-poor mobility: Policy guidelines and Case studies' brings together a compilation of fifty best practices on pro-poor mobility solutions from across the developing regions of the world (South/South East Asia, Africa and Latin America Regions). It also provides guidelines and principles for formulation of pro-poor mobility policies and plans at national and city level.

Centre for Research on Sustainable Urban Development and Transport Systems - TERI (2013) Pro-poor mobility: Policy guidelines and Case studies 

A guide to the local government finance settlement in England

Local government finance in England is complicated and can be difficult to understand. This guide aims to explain in simple terms how central government provides funding for England’s local authorities.

Department for Communities and Local Government (2013) A guide to the local government finance settlement in England

Sustainable Food in Urban Communities

The theme of “Delivering” explores ways to distribute, share and procure local food inside the city. It includes more sustainable and less carbon intensive delivery systems giving efficient opportunities to local production; enabling direct links between supply and demand for sustainable food; facilitating the transition of existing distribution market actors towards greater sustainability and lower carbon intensity; stimulating the emergence of new ones (e.g. food businesses, retail...) and other local initiatives (e.g. markets, purchasing groups, networks, transparency in food chain...).

URBACT (2013) Sustainable Food in Urban Communities 


Public Pathways: A Guide to Online Engagement Tools for Local Governments


With the pervasive use of technology in Americans’ daily lives, the expectation of how government interacts with residents is rapidly changing. Technology has dramatically shifted the way people do business with their banks, doctors, and employers. So, why is government lagging in using online tools to connect with residents? Today, CCIP released a guide for local government staffers to support them in selecting online tools for public engagement strategies.

The report, “Public Pathways: A Guide to Online Engagement Tools for Local Governments”, examines twenty online tools currently deployed in local governments throughout the country, and proposes a framework for identifying and evaluating the effectiveness of online engagement platforms. Through interviews with government leaders and online tool creators, the report highlights successful online engagement programs and offers recommendations to government employees launching new online engagement tools.

New America Foundation (2014) Public Pathways: A Guide to Online Engagement Tools for Local Governments

“Our research has shown that knowledge sharing is essential in the spread of innovation, and this guide aims to share information and stories about online tools and engagement projects among local governments,” according to Alissa Black, author of the report.

Justice Delivered Locally - Systems, Challenges, and Innovations in Solomon Islands

The Justice Delivered Locally (JDL) initiative of Solomon Islands’ Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs aims to inform government and donor efforts to improve justice service delivery in Solomon Islands. This report documents the results of extensive qualitative research conducted in five of the country’s nine provinces, exploring the contemporary justice needs and experiences of rural Solomon Islanders—the 80 percent of the population residing outside of the capital, Honiara.

The research attempts to understand the nature of disputation and sources of grievance affecting rural communities, the harm or damage that has a significant, lasting impact, and the various mechanisms that are utilized to obtain redress or manage conflict. Efforts have been made to understand justice from the perspective of the user—the choices that citizens make in managing disputes and grievances; the factors that influence their preference for particular solutions or institutions, or their decision to take action at all; how they interact with institutions in an effort to manage those disputes; and their satisfaction with the chosen courses of action.

Making Public Participation Legal

Most of the laws that govern public participation in the United States are over thirty years old. They do not match the expectations and capacities of citizens today, they pre-date the Internet, and they do not reflect the lessons learned in the last two decades about how citizens and governments can work together. Increasingly, public officials and staff are wondering whether the best practices in participation are in fact supported – or even allowed – by the law. Over the past year, the Working Group on Legal Frameworks for Public Participation has produced new tools, including a model local ordinance and model amendment to state legislation, in order to help create a more supportive, productive, and equitable environment for public participation. At the Brookings event, members of the working group will discuss the new tools and the larger questions about how to strengthen the legal framework for public participation. "Making Participation Legal," the publication that includes the model ordinance and accompanying state amendment, is available on theDDC Resource Page.



Creative Economy Report - Widening Local Development Pathways

The special edition of the Report focuses on creative economy at the local level in developing countries. It is co-published by UNESCO and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the UN Office for South South Co-operation. The Report is organized in two volumes: a policy report and a web-documentary that brings to life cases and trends, and opportunities and challenges of creative economy on the ground.

The Report confirms the creative economy as one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the world economy and a highly transformative one in terms of income generation, job creation and export earnings. But this is not all there is to it. For unlocking the potential of the creative economy also means promoting the overall creativity of societies, affirming the distinctive identity of the places where it flourishes and clusters, improving the quality of life there, enhancing local image and prestige and strengthening the resources for the imagining of diverse new futures.