3 - Somewhat Polarized

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Definition An expert advisory panel is a group of appointed experts selected to provide advice on a specific issue, particularly issues requiring technical knowledge and expertise such as scientific issues [1] . The members of the panel should be independent from government or decision-makers, and their advice is provided as...

Method: Co-Creation

Note: the following entry is a stub. You can help Participedia by adding to it. Definition According to Dorthe Hedensted Lund, recent shifts in the understanding and practice of participatory urban governance has given way to a new understanding of social innovation, namely, 'co-creation'. By itself, participation can (and is)...

Method: Choicebook

Choicebook is an online survey tool used primarily by national governments to source public opinion on various policy issues. Each public consultation publicizes a dedicated Choicebook website. Participants are provided with background material on the policy issue and guided through a series of questions with fixed, multiple-choice response options. The...
Participatory urban planning directly engages neighbourhood residents in the process of land use planning. Residents provide local knowledge and information to compliment the technical know-how of experts and officials. Solutions are collectively developed to meet the needs of the community.
L'urbanisme participatif intègre les citoyens vivant dans le quartier au quotidien dans la réflexion sur l'aménagement du territoire. Ces derniers apportent des informations et connaissances complémentaires à celles des experts. Les réponses sont trouvées collectivement pour répondre aux besoins de la communauté.
CARE International's use of Community Score Cards involves a multi-step process and thus constitutes its own methodology, separate from the use of community score cards as a tool for public oversight and evaluation of public services.
Adhocracy is an open source software tool modelled after the decentralized "Liquid Democracy" method of collaborative governance.
LiquidFeedback is an online proposition development and decision-making tool which seeks to operationalize the concept of 'liquid democracy'.

Method: BarCamp

Participatory workshops are similar in form to Open Space Technology but which make use of online platforms to increase the scope of information sharing.

Method: Referendum

Synonymous with plebiscite and ballot question, a referendum is a direct vote by the populace on a single political issue such as a proposed piece of legislation.
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