Local Government (e.g. Village, Town, City)

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Problems and Purpose This case study is that of the community engagement project set up to facilitate the redevelopment and rejuvenation of Heyford Reserve, a park area and reserve built by the community in the 1960s in the City of Salisbury in Adelaide, Australia. The council went directly to local...
Wisdom Councils Breakthrough in Austria and the Experience in Mauthausen Brief Description · Every 12 months with great fanfare- one or two dozen people are chosen at random from the population of either a village, municipality or city to form a wisdom council. · Austrian wisdom councils such as Mauthausen...
Problems and Purpose In this case study, the community programme ‘Your Community, Your Choice’ (established in 2013) uses the deliberative method of participatory budgeting (PB) to redistribute monetary funds seized from criminals in the local area. Since the 1980s, participatory budgeting has become an increasingly popular form of democratic innovation,...
The 2016 budget consultations were the first to be conducted by the newly established Winnipeg Office of Public Engagement. The consultations consisted of a survey tool, a wikisurvey tool, and a picture-gathering campaign.
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Problems and Purpose The Deliberative budget of the city of Turin was created with the intention of involving citizens in the management of public expenditure in two city districts. Specifically, the intervention has provided for the allocation of 500.000 euros in each district, for the requalification of public spaces. The...
MediaLab-Prado's Collective Intelligence for Democracy Workshop is an annual event that invites multidisciplinary teams to create digital prototypes for the facilitation of collective intelligence, participatory democracy, and civic engagement. The 2016 workshop, hosted, as ever, in Madrid's MediaLab-Prado - a social innovation lab - saw eight teams work together on...
The European Local Democracy Week (ELDW) is an annual process of events held in Europe to foster local and national participation. The 2010 ELDW saw over 4000 towns, cities and villages in Europe participate by offering a number of events and activities open to citizens.
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The SDGs Kenya Forum for Sustainable Development is a participatory platform for civil society organizations (CSOs) within Kenya to collectively contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Established in 2015, the SDGs Kenya Forum for Sustainable Development is currently comprised of thirty committee member organizations, each...
Definition The Wisdom Council or Civic Council offers a simple, inexpensive and rapid way to strengthen community members’ self-organization and sense of responsibility. Problems and Purpose Wisdom Councils are suitable for: • the creative development and implementation of solutions to sensitive topics • to strengthen community members’ engagement with and...

Method: Town Hall

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Definition A Town Hall is a meeting where members of a community come to discuss relevant issues and concerns, with a public official, government representative or decision-maker of some sort [1] . Participants are able to ask questions of officials, and officials have the opportunity to learn about the community’s...
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