Power to the People: City Spending Saves Democracy

Power to the People: City Spending Saves Democracy
Recording: Power to the People: City Spending Saves Democracy, Mar 10, 2019

Speakers

In an era of government mistrust, some cities are using “participatory budgeting” (PB) processes to repair their relationship with citizens. This radical mechanism inspires informed participation and civic engagement—but is it enough to fix our fragmented democracies? Discussing innovative PB applications from Madrid to Mexico City, researcher Lauren Gardner will explore if and how this tool for transparency can transform democracy as we know it.



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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Focus15
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner