Citizen Participation

Citizen Participation
A push for 100 ‘smart’ cities is neglecting needs for basic services and putting India’s poorest at risk of eviction, a report says.
Patralekha Chatterjee August 21, 2017
How a popular video game became an urban planning tool.
Carlin Carr July 28, 2017
4 takeaways on urban philanthropy from a global gathering of foundations.
Christopher Swope June 20, 2017
At a conference known as Urban 95, city leaders consider how cities work for those who are 95 centimetres tall -- the average height of a healthy 3-year old.
Patralekha Chatterjee April 21, 2017
New lessons in open government from Paris.
Tatiana de Feraudy April 3, 2017
Data gaps. Capacity questions. A guide to the major issues cities are facing.
Brendon Bosworth March 7, 2017
‘Participatory aquifer mapping’ in Bengaluru aims to engage citizens in strategies for using groundwater wisely.
Patralekha Chatterjee February 10, 2017
An experiment in public participation as a more autonomous era dawns in Mexico's capital city.
Gregory Scruggs February 3, 2017
Report lays out guidelines just as data has moved to top of international agenda.
David Hatch January 24, 2017
This German initiative is looking to cities.
Claudia Schwegmann January 23, 2017
From hyper-local food production to city-wide urban developments, concrete examples of ways cities are taking action.
Athlyn Cathcart-Keays January 19, 2017

Improved civic engagement and political prospects are among the upsides, though challenges can include staffing demands, Public Agenda says.

December 16, 2016
An initiative to bring more transparency to national governments has begun working with 15 'subnational' authorities as well.
Christopher Swope December 14, 2016
Even rich countries will struggle to monitor progress and inform policymaking. But momentum is picking up to fill this gap.
Brendon Bosworth November 30, 2016

The expansion of the central business district’s car-free zone is among the agenda topics, The New Times reports. 

November 15, 2016
Lessons from one of the world's most sophisticated systems for valuing and taxing property.
Letty Reimerink November 4, 2016
The primary tunnel in and out of Quito is too congested. As the city works with a Chinese firm on an expansion plan, critics are concerned it will create more traffic and displace residents.
Johnny Magdaleno October 20, 2016
An initiative is collecting data with a mobile app and visualizing it with balloons and a map.
Brendon Bosworth October 20, 2016
What started as an effort to clean up a vacant house has turned into a force for social change.
Patralekha Chatterjee October 17, 2016
A failed project from Romania's Communist era is now one of Europe's largest protected urban nature areas.
Simone d'Antonio September 30, 2016
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