Europe

Expanding the imagination of democracy: PB in Paris

In 2014, the City of Paris started the world’s largest participatory budget (PB). It began as a test-run a few months after Mayor Anne Hidalgo was elected – citizens could vote on how to spend €20 million on 15 possible projects identified by the city. A few months later they began a full-scale PB, with…

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May 16: NYC Panel on PB in Europe

The PB Project is sponsoring a talk in NYC on May 16th: ————————— PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING IN EUROPE: IMPORTING DEMOCRACY FROM BRAZIL? A Panel Discussion with: Giovanni Allegretti, Coimbra University, Portugal Ernesto Ganuza, Spanish Scientific Research Council Moderated by Michael Menser, Brooklyn College/CUNY MONDAY MAY 16TH, 2011 4-6PM; ROOM 9204 CUNY Graduate Center 365 5th Avenue,…

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UK releases draft national participatory budgeting strategy

The UK Secretary of Communities and Local Government has released a draft national participatory budgeting strategy, and is now seeking feedback on the plan.See http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/communities/participatorybudgeting The plan adopts a fairly strong definition of participatory budgeting: "Participatory budgeting engages people in taking decisions on the spending priorities for a defined public budget in their local area.…

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