Over 3,000 cities worldwide use participatory budgeting to shape how public money is spent. The process takes many forms, but it’s always about democratic control over your government’s budget.
Real Money, Real Power: Participatory Budgeting, Vimeo
A 4-minute introductory video about participatory budgeting.
PB Can, Participatory Budgeting Project
PB Can explains participatory budgeting and shows how it can “involve communities in solving their most urgent issues, while deepening equity and civic engagement at the same time.”
Participatory Budgeting, Participedia
Short introduction to the history and process of participatory budgeting.
Putting in Their 2 Cents, New York Times
A profile of participatory budgeting in New York City.
Participatory Budgeting Project
PBP is a national non-profit organization that offers lots of information about participatory budgeting: what it is, how it’s been used, and how to run participatory budgeting in your own town. “The Participatory Budgeting Project empowers people to decide together how to spend public money. We create and support participatory budgeting processes that deepen democracy, build stronger communities, and make public budgets more equitable and effective.”