Canada

PBP on CBC

The Participatory Budgeting Project’s Maria Hadden was interviewed last night on the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) program Connect with Mark Kelley. In light of the current federal budget debates in Canada, she discussed Participatory Budgeting in Chicago’s 49th Ward, as an alternative way to decide public spending. Her segment appears around the 24 minute mark…

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Toronto Community Housing PB Update

Toronto Community Housing (the city’s public housing authority) recently posted on its website a new overview of its participatory budgeting process. This is probably the clearest description of a PB experience in North America, and of PB in public housing. See: http://www.torontohousing.ca/key_initiatives/community_planning

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