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Participatory Budgeting

How NYCHA Can Create an Infill Plan That Works

Denise M. Miranda | Posted 02.28.2014 | New York
Denise M. Miranda

Thankfully, Mayor de Blasio trashed Bloomberg's ill-conceived plan. The logical question is: "What now?"

Revitalizing Democracy, Community by Community

Will Friedman, Ph.D | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Will Friedman, Ph.D

Citizens, for their part, grow cynical and angry and learn nothing from poorly designed, empty-gesture or cynically rigged public participation exercises. As a consequence, the spiral of mistrust, gridlock and political dysfunction deepens.

Smarter Spending Through Participatory Budgeting

Sam Liccardo | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Sam Liccardo

Who knows what your neighborhood needs better -- you or City Hall? Participatory Budgeting, a powerful new tool employed by innovative cities around the world is answering that question for millions of urban residents.

Participatory Budgeting in Year Two: Reinvigorating Local Democracy in NYC

Melissa Mark-Viverito | Posted 03.30.2013 | New York
Melissa Mark-Viverito

After we just completed an election season where democracy was under attack across the country, a movement has sprung up in New York City that seeks to strengthen rather than subvert involvement in the democratic process. It's called participatory budgeting.

A Progressive Caucus for the "New Progressive Movement"

Brad Lander | Posted 01.14.2012 | New York
Brad Lander

It's not just our legislative fights and our progressive principles that make us part of the "new progressive movement." It's also a style of politics that is infused with hopeful energy, and partners with community members.

A Great Antidote to Lack of Faith in Government

Brad Lander | Posted 01.04.2012 | New York
Brad Lander

When offered the opportunity to meet and talk together with neighbors in a collaborative process, and to use shared resources to confront common problems and improve our community, people respond enthusiastically.

Mayor Daley Feasts on Another Budget Victory; Leaves Next Mayor With the Tab

Joe Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joe Moore

This year's city budget called for no tax increases and no significant further cuts in services. It's a perfect election year budget. So what's not to like?

Strategic Analytic Model for Creating a Prosperous World at Peace

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Whole Earth Whole Systems The Earth is a self-contained system in which all elements interact in ways that we humans simply do not understand--witnes...

Power to the People

Joe Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joe Moore

As an alderman, I have embarked on an new alternative to the old style of decision-making. I'm letting the residents of the 49th Ward decide how to spend my entire discretionary capital budget of more than $1.3 million.