Participatory Democracy

Participatory Democracy

Democracy was born in cities. Could it be reborn in cities as well? Here you will find citizen views and perspectives on democratizing our institutions, empowering citizens, and building a participatory city of the 21st century.

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Montreal’s bottom-up social democracy

Montreal's Bottom-Up Social Democracy This article was originally published on Progressive City. Residents of St-Henri, Montreal display a collective art project at a protest-assembly in front of the borough's city hall to demand public ownership of the derelict Canada Malting factory. The text reads: "St-Henri, my neighborhood is not for sale", "a meeting place for everyone", and "my garden". Montreal [...]

Projet Montréal era an opportunity to democratize the city

The rise of Projet Montréal presents us with a vital opportunity to revive and reinvent local democracy for the 21st century, and to join cities around the world that are forging a new citizen-powered politics built on the principles of participation, solidarity and inclusion.

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