Citizen Participation

Citizen Participation
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

New apps include a program that aids in visualizing what new urban development will look like, Devex reports.

September 23, 2016
In a time of fiscal austerity, the innovative funding technique is a way to keep momentum behind neighborhood projects.
Athlyn Cathcart-Keays June 17, 2016

The innovative Baan Mankong program empowers residents to make decisions about housing and infrastructure, The City Fix reports. 

June 2, 2016
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
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