Design and Communications Internships – Summer 2012

March 22, 2012

The Participatory Budgeting Project is looking for two interns for summer 2012 – see the ad below: Design and Communications Internships The Participatory Budgeting Project, Inc. (PBP), a non-profit organization based in New York City, is seeking part-time design and communications interns for summer 2012. Our mission is to empower community members to make informed,…

Want to be an international PB leader? (Board Member Opportunity)

February 20, 2012

Do you want to help PB grow across North America, and serve as a leader for an international movement to build public control over public money? If so, see our Board Member ad below! Board Member Volunteer Opportunity The Participatory Budgeting Project, Inc. (PBP), a non-profit organization based in New York City, is seeking up…

PBP in Baltimore, New Haven, New Orleans & Porto Alegre

November 22, 2011

The PB Project is hitting the road! In the next month we’ll be speaking at the following events: November 23-26: Porto Alegre, Brazil 10th World Congress of Metropolis November 25: Baltimore 4:00pm, at The Baltimore Free School (1323 N. Calvert, corner of Calvert and Mt. Royal) Event hosted by Occupy Baltimore organizers. More info. December…

PB at Occupy Wall Street

October 23, 2011

As the Occupy movement is inspiring people around the world, it is turning to PB for inspiration. The PB Project has been invited to help facilitate teach-ins this Sunday (October 23rd) at 6pm at Occupy Wall Street and at 2pm at Occupy Providence. Occupiers in Boston, Greensboro, and other cities are also reaching out, to…

Project Censored: PB One of Top Censored Stories

October 5, 2011

For the second year in a row, participatory budgeting has won the bittersweet honor of being named to Project Censored’s list of the top 25 censored stories of the past year. Hopefully that streak will end this year, as PB is attracting more coverage from media such as the New York Times and ABC. About…

Neighborhood Assemblies in NYC and Chicago

October 3, 2011

Neighborhood Assemblies start today for PB in New York! They will continue throughout October, and anyone is welcome to participate. See http://pbnyc.org for the full schedule. PB49 (PB in Chicago’s 49th Ward) also announced its fall slate of assemblies, starting in a few weeks. About the Author Recent About dev_kqmdt7 PBP’s Flickr Gallery – October…

New Additions to the PBP Team

September 14, 2011

We extend a warm welcome to the two newest PBP members: Donata Secondo and Pam Jennings. Donata and Pam interned with us over the summer, and we’re thrilled that they’re staying on board as Associates. Both will be working on PBNYC and other upcoming projects. For more info on the PBP team, visit the Who…

PB Featured at Politics Daily

March 17, 2011

Alison Fairbrother recently published a great article updating the PB developments in Chicago and elsewhere, on the national news site Politics Daily – “Participatory Budgeting: In a Chicago Ward, Residents Call the Spending Shots” About the Author Recent About dev_kqmdt7 PBP’s Flickr Gallery – October 13, 2015 Research Series: PB in the life of Brian.…

New Website Up

August 9, 2010

We recently redesigned the Participatory Budgeting Project website. In particular, we streamlined the Resources section. Rather than trying to provide exhaustive (and exhausting) lists of everything PB, we’re now highlighting a limited number of PB experiences, publications, and organizations that we think are most relevant for North America. We will continue to add more resources…

San Francisco Community Congress

August 6, 2010

On August 14th and 15th, the San Francisco Community Congress will be discussing a range of policy initiatives and directions for the city, and participatory budgeting is on the short list: About the Author Recent About dev_kqmdt7 PBP’s Flickr Gallery – October 13, 2015 Research Series: PB in the life of Brian. – September 22,…

Video: Participatory Budgeting in Chicago

March 24, 2010

There’s a new video short on the 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Process in Chicago: About the Author Recent About dev_kqmdt7 PBP’s Flickr Gallery – October 13, 2015 Research Series: PB in the life of Brian. – September 22, 2015 PB Research Series: A Moment with Stephanie McNulty – August 25, 2015

New Google Group

February 26, 2010

To replace the defunct participatory budgeting email list at topica.com, The Participatory Budgeting Project and the PB Facebook group are launching a new PB google group. The purpose of the group is to facilitate information exchange, discussion, and collaboration between people working with PB. We invite you to join the group at http://groups.google.com/group/participatorybudgeting/ About the…