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You are Invited: Participatory Budgeting

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Thursday, 01 March 2018 4:00 PM

Participatory budgeting is a unique process that engages citizens in new ways around the funding of community projects (view overview video).

On Monday, March 12, the College of Architecture and Planning will host a special presentation by Shari Davis, Director of Strategic Initiatives with the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP). The presentation will take place from 4-5 p.m. in AB 100. The event is free, but pre-registration is requested.

Shari will share about PBP's work with partners and community members in 17 U.S. cities to collaboratively and democratically decide how to spend part of a public budget. When done well, participatory budgeting empowers citizens to be more actively engaged in their city, builds stronger communities, makes public budgets more equitable and effective, and deepens democracy.

The organization's approach was recognized by the White House under President Obama as a model for civic engagement and was awarded Harvard University’s 2015 Innovations in American Government Award.

Questions? Contact John West, Urban Planning, CAP.