Community Development

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Housed in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, Creative Publics Lab is an incubator for student-led participatory politics. The lab works in collaboration with Vancouver’s social sector to provide course-based opportunities for students to build professional networks and earn credit toward their academic program by...
Il fine del progetto partecipato 2015 di Calice e Rialto (Savona) è quello di “definire azioni e progetti utili alla gestione e valorizzazione del territorio sulla base di un piano di sviluppo sostenibile condiviso” (EMA, 2015, p. 13). Il progetto ha preso avvio il 17 giugno 2015 con la prima...
Ataldegmè (espressione emiliana che significa "Te lo dico io") è un’iniziativa di partecipazione civica promossa dal Comune di Soliera per realizzare progetti a favore della comunità locale. Protagonisti dell’iniziativa sono i cittadini, i quartieri e le frazioni del Comune di Soliera. I cittadini possono proporre al Comune progetti e interventi...
Participatory budgeting (PB) as a concept is relatively new. It is a combination of democratic procedures and deliberation, as well as, finally, administrative action. It is a form of democracy with a participatory character, where the general public selects ways to distribute specifically provided sums of money by a local...

Organization: Eurac research

Eurac Research is a diverse group of academics with partners in over 50 countries who seek to find solutions to many of the world's major problems such as healthy living, sustainable energy and well-functioning political, social, and environmental systems.
Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC) is a grassroots, member-led organization building power in under-resourced communities and communities of color across the Twin Cities (Minneapolis–Saint Paul, USA). Members fight for racial and economic justice through active campaigns for workers' rights on expanding voting rights, quality public education, environmental justice, and police...
Occupy Flagstaff House was a protest against government corruption and failure to provide basic social services. Led by a small group of middle-class professionals, the protest began as an online hashtag #occupyflagstaffhouse but soon migrated to the streets where people marched on Flagstaff House, the office and residence of then...
Formed in 1990, the Child and Adolescent Rights Councils are tasked with formulating and monitoring the implementation of public policies aimed at Brazilian youth. The councils are now presents in virtually every Brazilian municipality since their existence is required for the acquisition of national funding for this policy area.
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The ordinance for the 1% Support Scheme was approved in Ichikawa in 2004 and was put into practice at the beginning of the new financial year in 2005. The Scheme represents an interesting form of Participatory Budgeting (PB) for two reasons: the budget derives from citizens’ taxes and the organizations...
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