Posts by Sacha

Taking PB to Scale

Australians sit at Participatory Budgeting meeting

Participatory budgeting (PB) has been successfully implemented in districts, cities, and school districts across North America, allowing members of these local communities to directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. From wards in Chicago, to schools in Phoenix, to across the city in Boston, we’ve seen hundreds of local-level PB success stories…

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May 2017, Study Session: Inclusion Beyond Turnout

May 2017, Study Session:  “Inclusion beyond turnout“. Centering equity is important in any PB process. We often think about who is involved and focus on marginalized communities. However, are ideas and projects from disenfranchised people making it on to ballots? This Study Session focused on looking more deeply about what real inclusion means and learning…

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May 2017, Participation Lab Panel: Data-driven equity decisions

May 2 2017, Participation Lab Panel: Data-driven equity decisions Watch/listen to the webinar here: P_Labcall_May17_Full from PBP on Vimeo. See the Data for Delegates resources referred to here. The PB Network [more info here] co-creates calls and panels on civic research and technology topics relevant to participatory budgeting. See all the calls listed here, and the conversation…

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March 2017, Study Session: Big decisions: Citizen juries and ballot platforms

March 2017, Study Session: Big decisions: Citizen juries and ballot platforms Kyle Bozentko of the Jefferson Center shared lessons from “citizen juries“, which take a randomly selected and balanced group of citizens to deliberate and make informed and thoughtful recommendations about a public issue. Ashish Goel of Stanford’s Crowdsourced Democracy Team works on collaborative decision-making, including developing innovative ballot…

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Feb 2017, Participation Lab Panel: Digital Security Issues

Feb 22 2017, Participation Lab Panel: Digital Security Issues and Solutions for Nonprofits and Civic Organizations Presenters: Bex Hurwitz, worker-owner at Research Action Design Alice Aguilar, ED, Progressive Technology Project Resources: Slides PTP’s Digital Security Workshop with lots of great materials linked: https://network.progressivetech.org/security-workshop PTP’s Digital Harassment and Privacy-focused webinar coming up on Feb 27th @ 11pm central:  https://ptp.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/event/info?id=441&reset=1 Video…

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Jan 2017, Study Session: Taking PB to scale – PB in Paris

The PB Network [more info here] co-creates calls and panels on civic research and technology topics relevant to participatory budgeting. See all the calls listed here, and the conversation on Twitter here: @PBProject #participationlab. Jan 25 2017, Study Session: Taking PB to scale – PB in Paris What does it take to bring PB to a scale…

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Dec 2016, #ParticipationLab Panel: Centering Accessibility

Dec 12 2016, #ParticipationLab Panel: Centering Accessibility in Creating and Choosing Tools Panel links & Social media: Whitney Quesenbery (Center for Civic Design, A Web For Everyone) @whitneyq Lawrence Grodeska (Civic Makers) @grodeska Isabel Luciano (Participatory Budgeting Project) Brooks Rubin (Baltimore Algebra Project) Resources and Review If you missed the panel or just want to…

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Nov 2016, Study Session: PB In Schools

Nov 2016, Study Session: PB In Schools Thea Crum (Great Cities Institute, Chicago) and Michael Menser (Brooklyn College) bring their expertise to the discussion. They’ve worked on PB at the college and high school levels. See PBP’s work on PB in schools here. The PB Network [more info here] co-creates calls and panels on civic research…

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