Participatory Budgeting

(Mofosyne) #1

Here is another interesting wikipedia page of a concept called Participatory Budgeting. Don’t know if its implemented anywhere in Australia however, so no case studies comes to mind.

Participatory budgeting (PB) is a process of democratic deliberation and decision-making, and a type of participatory democracy, in which ordinary people decide how to allocate part of a municipal or public budget. Participatory budgeting allows citizens to identify, discuss, and prioritize public spending projects, and gives them the power to make real decisions about how money is spent.

(Jesse Hermans) #2

This is/was done in Melbourne City Council. It’s good stuff.