Posts Tagged ‘civil society’

Pazin (HR) builds mutual trust by involving its citizens in passing the budget

Here is a story about a city which began involving its citizens in setting and passing the city budget, educated them about how the local government functions, and consequently built mutual trust between the citizens and their local government. It is a story about participatory budgeting, a process of democratic discussion and decision-making, which is [...]

By Mario Zulicek, on March 27th, 2018 at 15:04

17 hacks to make the most of public property in your city

A quarter of Europe’s population lives in small and medium-sized towns and cities. Hiding away in these places is a wealth of untapped potential – including public buildings and land. In times of budget cuts, this public property can be used to steer urban development, with positive benefits for the city as a whole. Drawing [...]

By Petra Očkerl, on September 21st, 2017 at 17:34