The summer issue of Shelterforce magazine has several articles on
participatory budgeting experiences and campaigns in North America, and
it’s now available online at or

Budgeting for Democracy
By Alma B. Couverthie and Marianna Leavy-Sperounis
Citizen engagement is changing the way one city develops its budget.

Let The People Decide
By Josh Lerner
Two Canadian cities are trying different approaches to participatory

Following the Money Trail
By Jacqueline Leavy
For 18 years, Neighborhood Capital Budget Group has supported Chicago’s
grassroots community groups in understanding where and how their public
dollars are spent.