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This case study features a series of workshops, assemblies, and information sessions to promote civic engagement in the renewal of a municipal square in Italy. After the participant selection process, which paid special attention to children, three phases of participation took place. The project ultimately fostered community discussion and understanding before the renovation of the square.
In 2012, the City of Canada Bay Council proposed an innovative method of deliberative democracy to obtain the advice of citizens in making decisions for the range and quality of council services for the period 2014-18. With this in mind, the Canada Bay Council partnered with groups such as Straight Talk and newDemocracy to create a panel of 36 randomly citizens. This group worked in parallel to a randomly selected group of council staff.
After having adopted a landscape plan, including territorial safeguards, the Region of Tuscany intended to have a public debate with citizens and professional, scientific, and field experts before final approval of the plan, on the
La Regione Toscana dopo avere adottato il piano paesaggistico, con tutte le salvaguardie che ne derivano per il territorio, prima della sua approvazione conclusiva intende attivare un dibattito pubblico con i cittadini e la cultura scientifica e professionale in materia (esperti), sulla base di quanto prevede la legge sulla partecipazione (L.R.69/2007).