The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development of Chile (MINVU) began The Neighbourhood Recovery Program ¨I love my Neighbourhood¨ in 2006 to develop a comprehensive upgrading strategy for deteriorated urban areas through a participative process with the community and the municipality. The intervention focused on works in public space that improve living conditions, promote community living, and strengthen neighbourhood identity.
One of the programme's greatest attributes has been the ability to use the experience to improve processes and results. In this context the Ministry launched a Neighbourhood Good Practices Contest in 2008 to create a space for the exchange, dissemination and visibility of the experiences. Since then, the contest has become a powerful tool for collective learning. This publication is a sample of the Good Practices that were finalists in the four National Contests in 2008, 2010, 2013, and 2016