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Participatory Budgeting in Chicago

Chicago became the first city in the United States to adopt a Participatory Budgeting (PB) programme in 2009. Thanks to PB, the residents of Chicago can address their local concerns by voting directly on how to allocate the infrastructure budget, participating directly in the decision-making process. By 2017, PB Chicago has engaged over 13,000 residents in 12 different communities to directly decide how to spend over $18 million in public dollars.

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