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Participatory Budgeting Gleefully Expands at City Council

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and her colleagues giddily announced today that the number of council members taking part in participatory budgeting would more than double next year. 517 more words

City Council

What's beyond the market?

A broad range of voices are coalescing around the idea that services must become more relational, decentralised and holistic in focus. But how will this new agenda take shape? 439 more words

Relational Welfare

The Votes are In: Score One for Young People (and another for Boston!)

Here’s a great example of inspired leadership and participatory governing. Some parents don’t trust their teenagers with the family car, but for city leaders in Boston, it was an easy call to ask young residents for their advice on how to spend $1 million. 314 more words

Youth Lead the Way for PB Boston

Congrats to the youth of Boston who took the lead on running the city’s first-ever Participatory Budgeting program this month! 


Ashley-Rose Salomon, youth organizer for Participatory Budgeting Boston, said of the kids, “They determine how it’s done.

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Participatory Budgeting in Cameroon

The Africa Research Institute recently published a paper entitled “The Booklovers, the Mayors, and the Citizens: Participatory Budgeting in Yaounde, Cameroon.” The paper examines how different actors came together to establish participatory budgeting in the capital even though there has been a weak level of democracy and an absence of tradition of public service in Cameroon. 468 more words