Participatory Budgeting is “empowering” and “transformative”

June 9, 2011 at 11:32 pm Leave a comment


Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a planning process which allows citizens to decide directly how to allocate all or part of a public budget, typically through a series of meetings, work by community “delegates” or representatives, and ultimately through a final vote. While the process has been widely utilized worldwide, especially in Europe over the past two decades, only recently has it been implemented in a few U.S. cities — including Chicago….The process has been praised by some participants and observers for its “empowering” and “transformative” potential.

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