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Á gueda – Or ç amento Participativo Problems and Purpose Through the introduction of the Participatory Budget, The Municipality of Águeda aimed to give its people a meaningful way to change their local areas, and improve their quality of life. Recognising that all have potential are well placed to advocate...
An overview of the participatory processes behind the creation of the Cormorant Island Economic Development Plan.
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History The Coffee Cup Revolution, hosted through the Binners’ Project is a Vancouver based collective founded in 2014. The initiative seeks to work with and for ‘binners; “a person who collects redeemable containers and other things from bins to sustain their livelihood and to divert waste from landfills; a dumpster...
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Participatory Budgeting in Merced County, California. History In June of 2017, it was decided that Merced County, California, would have $200,000 directed towards community projects chosen by the inhabitants of Merced County, as a form of participatory budgeting. The main actors in this process coming about were District supervisors Rodrigo...
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Plaine Commune (an agglomeration of communes in northern Paris) conducted an health impact assessment (HIA) for planned expansions of public transport in the area. In the HIA process they included the opinion and advice of local citizens so as to be informed on how best to cater to their various...
Their mission is to ‘engage the people of Austin in meaningful civic dialogue focused on public issues, hosted by community volunteers across the entire city’ (Conversation Corps, 2017b).
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Austin, Texas has experienced rapid population growth and diversification prompting city councillors to explore different ways to engage a large, demographically varied public in the decision-making process. The council, led by community engagement consultant Larry Schooler, funded the creation of open meetings and the purchase of "poll anywhere" technology required...
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Abstract This case study explores the use of a Participatory Budgeting process within a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to prisoner reintegration. Participants—which included current and former federal prisoners as well as community members, all of whom regularly participate in the organization's activities—collectively decided how to spend approximately 5% of the...
The Southampton Youth Forum provides a platform for young people (aged 13-25) to influence the city’s legislative agenda through campaigns that seek to shape both the direction of policy and its implementation to ensure that it works as efficiently as possible for youth.

Method: Mapping

Mapping involves the visual representation of the connection between location and personal details such as individual or community values, assets, history, and goals.
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