[GSEF2016]: Santo ángel por dentro, a comprehensive development program

South America
Local Government
SSE Organisation
Urban & Rural Regeneration / Community
Governance / Eco-system
Public Policy / Legal Framework

Presented at: GSEF2016 Montreal

Organisation: Oficina del Historiador de La Habana (Government and public agencies), Proyecto Comunitario Artecorte (SSE organization)

Date: September 8, 2016

Presenter: Ms Maidolys Iglesias Pérez (Sociologist), Mr Gilberto Valladares Reina (Founder and Director)



Santo Ángel por dentro is a comprehensive community development program, based in the Historic Center of Havana, that emerged from efforts to recover, promote and disseminate the patrimonial legacy of the Santo Ángel neighbourhood, thereby bolstering the local culture and society. The project is managed as a private undertaking by a Social and Solidarity Economy actor in collaboration with the City of Havana Historian’s Office. This public-private interaction has enabled the participation in programs and activities for the economic, social, cultural and environmental development of the territory, including the from a gender perspective, thereby improving the quality of life and the welfare of the members of the community. This community plays an active role in its development through theme workshops that bring together different generations.