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Using citizens forums, committee-based scrutiny and an open public vote, citizens can decide the utilization of 1% of the town’s municipal budget. 

Two deliberative minipublics empanelled to create trust and legitimacy around difficult budgetary decisions.

Citizens form a set of recommendations for a 30-year neighbourhood development plan.

Local villagers engaged in decision making for implementation of projects in Mayan Village, Youzha Township, Chengdu. 


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