According to the Territorial Model of the City of Buenos Aires, the public participation in matters regarding to the urban planning process is a key principle and requirement needed in order to achieve the desired political and institutional sustainability. The public policies developed by the Buenos Aires Government Institutions have to address and find solutions to the Buenos Aires citizen concerns through an organized public participatory mechanism. In this sense, the goal is to have the most numerous quantity of people participate in the policy making process in order to guarantee the continuity of these policies even when there is a change of administration. In addition, public participation allows the government to work directly with the people directly affected by urban problems and is the most adequate way of obtaining a deep, first-hand knowledge about the city reality. Commune 8 is located in the south of the City ofBuenos Aires. Historically, this commune has been one of the most degraded parts of the City and has been excluded from past urban plans. The social indicators rank this area as one of the poorest of the City, characterized by a large number of slums. Taking this into account, this initiatives has set the following objectives: - Revert the historic trend of excluding Commune 8 past urban plans by implementing a public participatory process.- Create a space for social consensus where needs and suggestions can be shared amongst the Commune 8 inhabitants, especially in matters regarding to the areas urban development.- Develop a Commune 8 Plan in accordance to the Buenos Aires Territorial Model that also reflects the community’s desires or suggestions for specific initiatives and project.- Transform the Commune 8 Plan, developed by the community and the Buenos Aires Government, into a state policy. Creates new laws that guarantee achieving the goals of the Commune Plan beyond the actual government.