Nº 18 December 2020

ISSN: 2173-8254


Country: Brasil

The Sustainable Development of a city is based on citizen participation in decision-making and systematic evaluation of adopted public policies. In Brazil, the consolidation of models and methodologies for evaluating public policies started from the Federal Constitution of 1988, where decentralization and democratization of urban management, increased the autonomy of local government and strengthened the means of social participation. In this sense, the entire planning process must be cared and monitored through indicators that show the direction that public policies should take, in order to understand reality, identify the problems and evaluate the factors that influence the achievement of better quality of life for those who experience the city. The objectives defined by the Brazilian Agenda 21 point to the use of a range of sustainability indicators, used to measure the care of each municipality and new popular consultation methodologies.