[GSEF2016]: Recuperating public spaces for quality housing through cooperatives

South America
SSE Organisation
Urban & Rural Regeneration / Community

Presented at: GSEF2016 Montreal

Organisation: Cooperativa de Vivienda Alianza Solidaria (SSE organization)

Date: September 8, 2016

PresenterMs. Sandra Lopez Giler (Vice President)



For the past 23 years, the Coopérative de logement Alliance solidaire has provided housing solutions by creating housing, public spaces and solidarity-based communities that are participative and self-managed while respecting nature. In this way, 428 families have received land parcels, and 6 lodging units were created to accommodate some 600 families.
We are located in the southern metropolitan district of Quito, and our activities have contributed to generating a sectional public policy. We work through co-op agreements with the metropolitan district of Quito, the regional government of Pichincha, universities, NGOs, and in particular the community we belong to through the 350 collective actions for social purposes, called “
The impetus, the presence and accomplishments of women merit special mention, given that their involvement has enabled us to train managers who currently work at the district and community levels of the territorial zone.
The cooperative values and principles are put into practice through the actions and methodologies that guide the daily work of our organisation.