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Zine – What is Participatory Democracy?

An illustrated beginners guide created to demystify participatory democracy, open up space for conversation, and ground ourselves in the rich history of people power!

Zine – ¿Qué es la Democracia Participativa?

¡Una guía ilustrada para principiantes creada para desmitificar la democracia participativa, abrir un espacio para la conversación y arraigarnos en la rica historia del poder popular!

Where We Live NYC: The NYC Fair Housing Assessment

In 2018, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) collaborated with dozens of other government agencies, community-based partners, and consultants to launch “Where We Live NYC.”

Tools for Virtual Engagement

This brief offers considerations for making virtual decision-making processes accessible and equitable throughout and beyond the COVID-19 era. It also highlights several platforms and tools used to facilitate digital engagement and participation.

PB in Schools Readiness Assessment

Discover what's next in your journey to bring PB to your school community with this PB in Schools Readiness Rubric!

PB in Schools Policy Scan

Learn about how PB can expand across our school communities in this landscape report & report summary!

PB in Schools Evaluation Toolkit – Why Data Matters

Evaluation is a key part of growing and improving participatory budgeting. Our PB in Schools Evaluation Toolkit walks readers through the why, what, and how of evaluating school PB processes! By examining how PB works, who takes part, and how it impacts local communities and democracy, evaluation data can be used to make the case for why PB should be continued and expanded.

Participatory Policy-Making Toolkit

This toolkit uses the umbrella term “participatory democracy” to refer to processes that put real decision-making power in community hands, such as ballot initiatives, policy juries or assemblies, and participatory policy-making.

Participatory Policy-Making Learning Exchange

This graphic presents a vision for participatory policy-making rooted in equity, accessibility, and significance. It's the result of a learning exchange event the Democracy Beyond Elections coalition convened.

Participatory Policy-Making

This one-pager gives an overview of what participatory policy-making (PPM) is, why it is a useful tool, the working group that developed the PPM model, and an overview of the steps in the process. 

Read more about the process and the PPM “Safe Schools” pilot in Brooklyn here

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