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PBNYC PB Ballot Project Map, 2012-2017

Map of PBNYC Projects on the PB Ballot, 2012 – 2017 The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is working on an improved way to help New Yorkers see the impacts of PB. We’re working on a way to see how a project voted in by PBNYC is going — so first, we mapped the last five…

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Research Series: PB in the life of Brian.

We recently caught up with Brian Wampler, a professor in Political Science at Boise State University. Brian is at the forefront of comparative research on PB and we’re pretty sure he can reel off statistics on PB in Brazil in his sleep. We learned about how Brian has approached his comparative work in Brazil and…

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PB Research Series: A Moment with Stephanie McNulty

Stephanie McNulty is a recently tenured Associate Professor of Government at Franklin and Marshall College, a member of the North American PB Research Board, and an all-round amazing person who does fascinating research on the gender dynamics of PB in Peru. We caught up with Stephanie as part of our PB researcher blog series to learn more…

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8th Grader Lands $225K for NYC School: An Inspiring Story of Facilitation and Youth in the Civic Process

Yup, you read that correctly! Maximillian Viking Drury, a 13-year-old from Brooklyn, successfully persuaded voters to fund a PB initiative that will put $225,000 toward improving his sister’s school! The young Brooklynite is one of many youths who are inspired by the opportunity to have real power over their community’s decision making processes. Having caught…

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PB Buzz: Improving Participatory Democracy with New Technology

    PBP Director Josh Lerner recently said, ”democracy has become the political version of kale; almost everyone says it’s good, but few want to eat it.” Following that notion, there’s been a lot of buzz recently about the potential for new technology to make participatory democracy more palatable–something more like kale chips, one might…

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Carolina Johnson Awarded National Science Foundation Funding For PB Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is the holy grail of research funding for social science graduate students and professors in the United States–and they support research on PB! PB researcher Carolina Johnson, a doctoral candidate studying political science  at the University of Washington, has secured NSF funding for her innovative dissertation research on PB, and…

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PB Research Series: An Interview with Daniel Schugurensky

PBP is proud to be working closely with such an incredible network of PB researchers and research teams in North America. We’ve decided to launch a PB Research blog series that will throw the spotlight on these researchers, so that our readers and supporters can learn more about what’s happening in the world of PB…

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