New York City Councilmember Brad Lander on participatory budgeting

Here is Brad Lander (D-Brooklyn) describing his own foray into participatory budgeting. (“Participatory budgeting” means recruiting deliberative groups of citizens to allocate capital spending on behalf of a government.) Lander does a nice job of presenting both the advantages and the limitations of this strategy. His is just one of 15 talks from “Frontiers of Democracy II” that are now online. They are wonderfully diverse in topic, format, and style, but all are concerned with engaging citizens in solving our most grievous problems.

This entry was posted in deliberation on by .

About Peter

Associate Dean for Research and the Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life. Concerned about civic education, civic engagement, and democratic reform in the United States and elsewhere.