IntegrAzione was established to provide citizens with information concerning developments in a Roma settlement in Italy, especially in the district of Florence. Additionally, current legislation and policies influencing the situation of the Roma population were covered. The original purpose was to decide with inhabitants on local policies concerning the Roma settlement in order to foster integration of the communities.
Raymond, New Hampshire is a town seeking change. A community group called Positive Raymond collaborated with the University of New Hampshire's New Hampshire Listens Program to host a one day forum in which community members could come together to discuss how to make Raymond a better place to live, work, and learn. Framing questions for the conversation included:
* What do you like most about living in Raymond?
* What about Raymond do you think could be improved?
This participatory process took place in Italy between January and October 2009 in the Saione neighborhood of the City of Arezzo, Tuscany. The purpose of this project was to address citizens’ complaints and concerns by carrying out an integrated urban regeneration and development project. Volunteers, community and local government representatives worked jointly in order to rebuild trust and enhance the neighborhood’s pride and sense of community by creating an environmental master plan and a program of activities for social, cultural, and economic animation.
The San Francisco Urban-Rural Roundtable was a deliberative event conducted by Roots of Change in San Francisco, California. In September of 2008, Mayor Gavin Newsom of the City of San Francisco invited fifty people from both urban and rural communities to participate in three “Roundtable” meetings over a five month period; of the fifty individuals invited forty eight accepted, including California’s Secretary of Food and Agriculture, A.G. Kawamura. The purpose of the Roundtable was to provide recommendations to establish a foodshed for the City of San Francisco.