Citizen Participation

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
In typical fashion, Medellín's latest innovation aims to achieve many goals at once.
At the final Urban Thinkers Campus, proponents highlighted success stories to suggest that art deserves a unique spot in the New Urban Agenda.
Simone d'Antonio March 2, 2016
The world’s most dangerous active volcano sits close to Ecuador’s capital.
Gregory Scruggs February 19, 2016
Unlike many other developing cities, Durban's leaders view providing fresh water, showers and clean toilets to informal settlements as a moral responsibility.
Keith Schneider February 12, 2016
With a car-free center and ambitious 'zero waste' plans, Slovenia's capital shows that small cities can lead on urban sustainability.
Simone d'Antonio January 29, 2016
Anticipating increased rainfall as a result of climate change, the city is investing in solutions that hold water rather than flushing it down drains.
Athlyn Cathcart-Keays January 21, 2016

Mayor Berry is credited with using online dashboards and mobile apps to promote transparency and citizen engagement, the Huffington Post reports. 

January 11, 2016
A new city policy has become a model across Italy. It encourages citizens to volunteer their time and talents while governing their use of public assets.
Simone d'Antonio December 23, 2015

Brazil’s business and financial hub has launched the world’s largest retraining program for municipal employees, Governing reports. 

December 23, 2015

Mayor Pawel Adamowicz blogs for the Huffington Post that he chose to disclose all municipal spending online to strengthen transparency.

December 1, 2015

Most residents of Indonesia’s capital are unaware they can influence city spending, GovInsider reports.

October 22, 2015
A participatory budgeting program lets young people between the age of 12 and 25 decide how to spend $1 million a year.
Neal Peirce and Farley Peters September 24, 2015

The city council would better integrate sidewalks, footpaths, bike lanes and green space into transport planning, Urb.im reports. 

July 16, 2015
Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Nairobi and Mexico City are preparing to launch the "GovCombinator."
Christopher Swope June 26, 2015

Both cities launched forms of participatory budgeting that give everyday citizens a bigger say in municipal spending, FutureGov Asia reports. 

May 13, 2015
Lesson one: Listen to the residents.
Shruti Shiva February 27, 2015

Five percent of the Paris municipal budget will be controlled by citizens between now and 2020, the Guardian Cities reports. 

October 13, 2014

The My Ideal City site allows everyone in Bogotá to have a voice on the city’s future,The City Fix reports.

March 11, 2014
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