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Participatory Budgeting in NYC: Thinking Critically and Looking Forward
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013
8:30 A.m. - 10:30 A.m.
New York City is experiencing a new kind of democracy. Through participatory budgeting, residents of eight City Council districts deliberated and voted this year on how best to spend about $10 million of public money for capital projects in their districts. Can participatory budgeting help strengthen community infrastructure and residents' own investment in their neighborhoods? In a city that spends tens of billions of dollars each year on capital projects, can the participatory approach be substantially scaled up? What are its limits? READ MORE »
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