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New York City (NY), USNew York40.7127837-74.0059413
http://www.participatorybudgeting.org/what-we-do/technical-assistance/nyc/
New York City Council Districts (24 of 51)
United States
http://council.nyc.gov/pb/
New York City is host to the largest PB in the U.S. in terms of participants and budget amount. First introduced in 4 council districts in 2011, the annual PBNYC process now spans 31 Council Districts and lets residents directly decide how to spend $38 million in capital discretionary funds.
2011-present2011-01-01TRUETRUETRUETRUETRUETRUE$38.3M ($1-2M each)38300000$38 million6769067,690
North America
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Chicago (IL), USChicago41.8781136-87.6297982
http://www.participatorybudgeting.org/what-we-do/technical-assistance/chicago/
City of Chicago Wards (3 of 50)
United States
http://www.pbchicago.org/
In 2009, PBP and Chicago alderman Joe Moore launched the first PB process in the U.S. in the city's 49th Ward. In the current process, residents of seven Wards decide each year how to spend $6 million of taxpayer money.
2009-present2009-01-01TRUETRUETRUETRUETRUE$6M ($1M each)6000000$6 million50595,059
North America
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Vallejo (CA), USVallejo38.1040864-122.2566367
http://www.participatorybudgeting.org/what-we-do/technical-assistance/vallejo/
City of VallejoUnited States
http://www.ci.vallejo.ca.us/city_hall/departments___divisions/city_manager/participatory_budgeting//
In 2012, Vallejo established the first citywide PB in the U.S., through a City Council Resolution. Through PB, the community decides how to spend $2.4 million of revenue from the cityÕs Measure B Sales Tax. Vallejo residents propose spending ideas, develop project proposals, and vote on which to fund, then the list of winning projects is submitted to City Council for approval.
2012-present2012-01-01TRUETRUETRUETRUETRUE$1M1000000$1 million30983,098
North America
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San Francisco (CA), USSan Francisco37.7749295-122.4194155http://www.sfpb.net/
San Francisco Board of Supervisors Districts (3 of 11)
United States
https://sfpbd.sfgov.org/
San Francisco's District 3 introduced a pilot PB program in 2013, empowering residents to directly decide how to spend $100,000 of discretionary funding for capital projects, programs and activities. The pilot program has since expanded to three districts.
2013-present2013-01-01FALSETRUETRUETRUETRUE$460,000 ($100-260K each)460000$460,00022612,261
North America
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Long Beach (CA), USLong Beach33.7700504-118.1937395
http://www.pblongbeach.org/
Long Beach City Council Districts
United States
http://www.pblongbeach.org/
Three different council members have initiated PB processes in Long Beach since its beginning in 2014.
2014-present2014-01-01FALSEFALSETRUETRUETRUE$375,000375000$375,00017221,722
North America
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Seattle (WA), USSeattle47.606616-122.322646
http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/programs-and-services/your-voice-your-choice
City of SeattleUnited States
https://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/programs-and-services/your-voice-your-choice
PB began in Seattle as a youth PB - "Youth Voice, Youth Choice". In 2017, it is expanding to include all Seattle residents, and spend $2m.
2016-present2016-01-01FALSEFALSEFALSEFALSETRUE$800,000800000$800,00030653,065
North America
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Boston (MA), USBoston42.3600825-71.0588801
http://www.participatorybudgeting.org/boston/
City of BostonUnited States
https://www.boston.gov/departments/boston-centers-youth-families/youth-lead-change
Boston's PB process, the first youth PB initiative in the U.S., was launched in January 2014 as an initiative of the Mayor's office. The process lets the city's youth ages 12-25 decide how to spend $1 million of the capital budget.
2014-present2014-01-01FALSEFALSETRUETRUETRUE$1M1000000$1 million44824,482
North America
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Cambridge (MA), USCambridge42.3736158-71.1097335http://pb.cambridgema.gov/City of CambridgeUnited States
http://pb.cambridgema.gov/
The City of Cambridge began its first PB process in October of 2014. It is one of the few city-wide PBs. Since then, it has had some of the highest numbers of voters for PB in the US.
2014-present2014-01-01FALSEFALSETRUETRUETRUE$688,000688000$688,00041844,184
North America
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St. Louis (MO), USSt. Louis38.6105426-90.3371889http://pbstl.com/
City of St. Louis Wards (1 of 28)
United States
http://pbstl.com/
Participatory Budgeting St. Louis began in 2013 with 6th Ward alderman Christine Ingrassia committing a portion of the neighborhood improvement budget for a pilot program. Over several months, residents brainstormed spending ideas, developed concrete proposals, and voted on which to fund.
2013-20142013-01-01FALSETRUETRUEFALSEFALSE$100,000100000$100,000736736
North America
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Greensboro (NC), USGreensboro36.0726354-79.7919754
http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=4796
City of GreensboroUnited States
http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=4796
Greensboro became one of the first PBs in the South. Started with help from the Fund for Democratic Communities, Greensboro PB decided to continue after a successful first year pilot program. Greensboro PB has both district-level and city-wide eligible projects.
2015-present2015-01-01FALSEFALSEFALSETRUETRUE$471,000471000$471,00011231,123
North America
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Brooklyn (NY), US40.63156-73.954486-CUNY Brooklyn CollegeUnited States
http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/about/offices/studentaffairs/offices/ce/government/budget.php
In 2012, the student government of Brooklyn College started a participatory budgeting process to better address the needs of students and to cultivate a more bottom-up and inclusive budget allocation process on campus.
2012-20132012-01-01TRUETRUEFALSEFALSEFALSE$20K20000$20,000600600
North America
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Queens (NY), US40.736464-73.816091-CUNY Queen's CollegeUnited States
https://www.facebook.com/pbatqc/
One of the few PB processes from schools or colleges, Queen's College PB had high turnout across campus. They voted on how to allocate student fees, which many students had little knowledge of how they were spent. They had extensive outreach in classrooms and on campus.
2016-01-01FALSEFALSEFALSEFALSETRUE$10,00010000$10,00014001,400
North America
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Buffalo (NY), USBuffalo42.8864468-78.8783689-City of BuffaloUnited States
http://www.pbbuffalo.org/
The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York helped start the first PB in Buffalo. The first vote was held in 2016.
2015-present2015-01-01FALSEFALSEFALSETRUETRUE$250,000250000$250,000300300
North America
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Hartford (CT), USHartford41.7637111-72.6850932-City of HartfordUnited States
http://www.hartforddecides.org/
The Hartford 2000 coalition of local organizations and other city agencies helped bring PB to the city. They are one of the few city-wide PBs in the US.
2015-present2015-01-01FALSEFALSEFALSETRUETRUE$1.25M1250000$1.25 million12751,275
North America
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Toronto, CanadaToronto43.653226-79.3831843-
Toronto Community Housing
Canada
https://www.torontohousing.ca/pb
Since 2001, Toronto's public housing authority has engaged tenants in allocating $5 to $9 million of capital funding per year. Tenants identify local infrastructure priorities in building meetings, then budget delegates from each building meet to vote for which priorities receive funding.
2001-present2001-01-01TRUETRUETRUETRUETRUE$5M3646000$5 million6000Unavailable
North America
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Montreal, CanadaMontreal45.5016889-73.567256-
Plateau-Mont-Royal Borough
Canada
http://www.ieim.uqam.ca/IMG/pdf/patsias_-_participatory_democracy.pdf
The Montreal borough Plateau Mont-Royal implemented a PB process in from 2006-2008 for its capital budget. The process evolved each year, starting as one large assembly and later incorporating a series of meetings and the election of neighborhood delegates. Up to $1.5 million per year was allocated by residents.
2006- 20082006-01-01FALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSE$1.5M1093800$1.5 millionUnavailable
North America
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Guelph (Ontario), CanadaGuelph43.5448048-80.2481666-
Neighborhood Support Coalition
Canada
http://www.guelphneighbourhoods.ca/
A coalition of grassroots neighborhood groups in Guelph, has been allocating a pot of public and foundation funds since 1999. Each year, the groups decide how to spend roughly $250,000. The funding is generally used for services and programs, which are delivered by the groups themselves.
1999-present1999-01-01TRUETRUETRUETRUETRUE$250K182300$250,000Unavailable
North America
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Hamilton (Ontario), CanadaHamilton43.2557206-79.8711024Hamilton City CouncilCanada
http://forward1.ca/
Wards 1 and 2 of the Hamilton City Council have held participatory budgeting processes since 2013.
2013-present2013-01-01FALSETRUETRUETRUETRUE$1M729200$1 million10241,024
North America
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Vancouver, CanadaVancouver49.2827291-123.1207375-
Ridgeview Elementary School
CanadaN/A
Students at Ridgeview Elementary public school decided how to spend $2000 from the Parent Advisory Council budget through a PB process in 2005. Students developed project ideas in classes, decided on each class's top idea, and then voted on the top idea in a school-wide assembly.
20052005-01-01FALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSE$2K1458$2,000350350
North America
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Halifax (Nova Scotia), Canada
Halifax44.6488625-63.5753196-Halifax City CouncilCanadaN/A
Districts 7 and 8 in Halifax have held participatory budgets since 2014
2014-present$145,000105734$145,000881881
North America
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Dieppe, CanadaDieppe46.0952765-64.7486638-City of DieppeCanada
http://www.dieppe.ca/en/servicesmunicipaux/Budget-participatif-.aspx
Dieppe has been a pioneer, especially in getting youth involved in PB - people as young as 11 can vote. With a population of around 25,000, Dieppe also shows how PB can be successful outside of bigger cities.
2015-present2015-01-01FALSEFALSEFALSETRUETRUE$300,000218760$300,00014001,400
North America
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Oakland (CA), USOakland37.8043637-122.2711137-City of OaklandUnited States
http://pboakland.org/page/about
Districts 1 and 2 in Oakland took up their first PBs in 2017.
20172017-01-01FALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSE$784,678784678$784,6781200Data pending
North America
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Newcastle, UKNewcastle54.978252-1.61778-Newcastle City CouncilUnited Kingdom
http://pbnetwork.org.uk/the-childrens-fund-newcastle/
In 2008, Newcastle launched a PB process in which 450 young people helped decide how to allocate the cityÕs £2.25m Children's Fund. After months of preparation, youth ages 5-13 attended a PB event at which they voted electronically for services targeted at young people. Their votes were incorporated into the Fund's complex procurement process, weighted to count for 20% of the final spending decisions.
20082008-01-01FALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSE£2.25M2899248£2.25 million450450Europe
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London, UKLondon51.5073509-0.1277583-
Tower Hamlets Borough
United Kingdom
http://www.participatorybudgeting.org.uk/case-studies/case-studies/you-decide-tower-hamlets-london
The Tower Hamlets "You Decide!" project began in January 2009. Through 8 events over four months, 815 residents allocated almost £2.4 million from the central council budget for public services.
2009-20112009-01-01FALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSE£2.38M (2009-2010)3066760.9£2.38 million800800Europe
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Durham, UKDurham54.77525-1.584852-Durham County councilUnited Kingdom
http://pbnetwork.org.uk/massive-turnout-for-durham-pb-events/
Durham have rolled PB out in all 14 of the Council's local engagement structures (Area Action partnerships) and have aligned it to a consultation on local priorities and consultation on the Council's budget.
20132013-01-01FALSETRUEFALSEFALSEFALSE£500,000644277.5£500,0001100011,000Europe
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Seville, SpainSeville37.3890924-5.9844589
http://www.redcimas.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/t_prepar_an%C3%A1lisis_ppsevilla04_09.pdf
City of SevilleSpain
http://www.redcimas.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/t_prepar_an%C3%A1lisis_ppsevilla04_09.pdf
Seville (pop. 700,000) is the largest European city to implement PB. From 2004-2013, residents decided on roughly 50% of local spending for their city districts, for capital projects and programs. They submitted project proposals online or in neighborhood assemblies, and after a series of meetings, locally elected budget delegates delivered the participatory budget to city hall for implementation.
2004-20132004-01-01TRUETRUEFALSEFALSEFALSE$19M (average 2004-2009)20646065€19 million2000020,000Europe
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Porto Alegre, BrazilPorto Alegre-30.0346471-51.2176584
http://www2.portoalegre.rs.gov.br/op/
City of Porto AlegreBrazil
http://bostonreview.net/gianpaolo-baiocchi-the-citizens-of-porto-alegre
Porto Alegre, with nearly 1.5 million residents, was the first city to launch a full PB process, in 1989. Since then, up to 50,000 residents have turned out each year to decide how to spend as much as 20% of the city's annual budget. Participants attend a series of local assemblies, and after months of discussions budget delegates deliver a participatory budget to the city for implementation.
1989-present1989-01-01TRUETRUETRUETRUETRUE$71.5M (average)22626225.05R$ 71.5 million 3000030,000
South America
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State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Rio Grande do Sul-29.688351-53.813608-
State of Rio Grande do Sul
Brazil
http://paperroom.ipsa.org/papers/paper_18448.pdf
The state of Rio Grande do Sul, home to Porto Alegre and over 10 million people, implemented PB between 1999 and 2002. During each annual cycle, people met in assemblies in each of the state's 22 regions, to identify priorities for public works and services. Delegates from each region then worked to harmonize the proposals into a single budget. 1.2 million people participated over the 4 years, deciding on over 12% of the state's budget.
1999-20021999-01-01FALSE$200M63290140R$ 200 million378000378,000
South America
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Belo Horizonte, BrazilBelo Horizonte-19.9166813-43.9344931
http://portalpbh.pbh.gov.br/pbh/ecp/comunidade.do?app=portaldoop
City of Belo HorizonteBrazil
http://portalpbh.pbh.gov.br/pbh/ecp/comunidade.do?app=portaldoop
Belo Horizonte, population 2.5 million, has had a district-level PB since 1993, a Housing PB since 1996, and a digital PB (e-PB) since 2006. Through both local assemblies and online voting, residents allocate over $50 million per year.
1993-present1993-01-01TRUETRUETRUETRUETRUE$33.6M (average)10632743.52R$ 33.6 million3050030,500
South America
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Rosario, ArgentinaRosario-32.9442426-60.6505388
http://www.rosario.gov.ar/sitio/informacion_municipal/pp.jsp
City of RosarioArgentina
http://www.rosario.gov.ar/sitio/informacion_municipal/pp.jsp
Rosario's PB consists of an annual cycle in which over 87,000 city residents decide how to allocate around $9 million of the city budget. In this city of 1 million people, residents discuss spending ideas at neighborhood assemblies, elected delegates develop full budget proposals, and then residents vote on the proposals at another round of voting assemblies. The funds can be spent on both capital projects and services or programs.
2003-present2003-01-01TRUETRUETRUETRUETRUE$9.6M621311.049.6 million pesos8700087,000
South America
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La Plata, ArgentinaLa Plata-34.9204948-57.9535657
http://www.gestion.laplata.gov.ar/presupuesto-participativo
City of La PlataArgentina
http://www.gestion.laplata.gov.ar/presupuesto-participativo
In 2008, La Plata launched a PB initiative in which citizens gather in neighborhood assemblies to debate their needs, and to develop projects that propose public works, services, and programs. This is followed by a larger process of voting, where a secured system allows votes to be cast through either paper or electronic ballots. In 2012, it became the first city in Argentina to enable participants of the public assemblies to decide on rules and regulations for the PB process.
2008-present2008-01-01TRUETRUETRUETRUETRUE$10.5M (2010)679558.9510.5 million pesos5110451,104
South America
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Chicago (IL), US42.003781-87.668874Sullivan School United StatesN/A
Sullivan School, with Mikva Challenge and Embarc, started one of the first PB processes in a school in North America
20152015-01-01FALSEFALSEFALSETRUEFALSE$13,00013000$13,000379379North America
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Sacramento (CA), USSacramento38.5815719-121.4943996MET High SchoolUnited StatesN/A
One of the first places to try PB in schools. Students decided on how to spend funds at their high school.
2015Data pendingNorth America
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San Jose (CA), USSan Jose37.332708-121.829474Overfelt High SchoolUnited StatesN/A
One of the first places to try PB in schools. Students decided on how to spend funds at their high school.
2015$50,00050000$50,000500500North America
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Chicago (IL), US41.895615-87.718723
Chicago Central Park TIF District
United States
http://www.pbchicago.org/chicago-central-park-tif-district.html
A new use of PB to allocate Tax Increment Financing (TIF) dollars.
2015$2M2000000$2 million292292North America
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San Antonio (TX), USSan Antonio29.4241219-98.4936282Palo Alto Community CollegeUnited States
https://www.alamo.edu/pac/pb/
Palo Alto College has set aside $25,000 for project that will be brainstormed, proposed and voted on in Spring 2016 and implemented by Spring 2017 by faculty and staff.
20162016-01-01FALSEFALSEFALSEFALSETRUE$25,00025000$25,0009595North America
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Phoenix (AZ), USPhoenix33.456779-112.066955Bioscience High SchoolUnited StatesN/A
One of the first places to try PB in schools. Students decided on how to spend funds at their high school.
20132013-01-01FALSETRUEFALSEFALSEFALSE$3,0003000$3,000285285North America
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Peterborough (ON), CanadaPeterborough44.2912499-78.317794City of PeterboroughCanada
http://www.peterborough.ca/Business/Finance/Operating_and_Capital_Budget/My_Peterborough__2016_Participatory_Budgeting.htm
Peterborough started its first PB in 2016 across each of its five city wards.
20162016-01-01FALSEFALSEFALSEFALSETRUE$100,00073959.36$100,000901901North America
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Saint-Basile-le-Grande (QC), Canada
Saint-Basile-le-Grande45.5218886-73.2854066
Ville de Saint-Basile-Le-Grand
Canada
http://www.ville.saint-basile-le-grand.qc.ca/vie-democratique/finances-publiques/budget-participatif
The Ville de Saint-Basile-Le-Grand has done participatory budgeting since 2014 with $200,000 of public money each year.
20142014-01-01FALSEFALSETRUEFALSEFALSE$143,000104474.89$143,000498498North America
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Toronto, CanadaToronto43.653226-79.3831843City of TorontoCanada
http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=2fd0b90a83705510VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD
In addition to the first PB process in North America taking place in local public housing, Toronto also has three Wards that have employed PB in their communities
20152015-01-01FALSEFALSEFALSETRUETRUE$750,000547945.22$750,000780780North America
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San Juan, Puerto RicoSan Juan18.406389-66.063889Municipio de San JuanUnited States
http://sanjuanciudadpatria.com/tab/san-juan-coalition-project/
With Cumbre Social, the Municipio de San Juan initiated 4 PB processes across the city in 2014, and one process in 2015
2014-20152014-01-01FALSEFALSETRUETRUEFALSE$1.47M1470000$1.47 million12051,205North America
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Lawrence (MA), USLawrence42.7070354-71.1631137Esperanza AcademyUnited StatesN/A
One of the first places to try PB in schools. Students decided on how to spend funds at their middle school.
2013-20142013-01-01FALSETRUETRUEFALSEFALSE$61,00061000$61,0008585North America
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Hinton (AB), CanadaHinton53.4037088-117.5718423Town of HintonCanada
http://hinton.ca/654/Participatory-Budget
Since 2014, Hinton has put $100,000 each year up for vote by the people of the town.
2014-20152014-01-01FALSEFALSETRUETRUEFALSE$100,00073959.36$100,000791791North America
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Cleveland (OH), USCleveland41.49932-81.6943605Ballot Box ProjectUnited States
http://www.ballotboxproject.org/
The Ballot Box Project was an arts-focused PB in Cleveland, Ohio. Residents could decide on how to spend $120,000 for local arts funding in the community.
2015-20162015-01-01FALSEFALSETRUETRUE$120,000120000$120,000300300North America
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Ontario, CanadaOntario51.274654-86.176234Province of OntarioCanada
https://talks.ontario.ca/
The Office of the Premier of Ontario held the first provincial participatory budget in North America.
2017-2017FALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSE$2.3M1817535$2.3 million67746774North America
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South Australia, AustraliaSouth AustraliaState of South AustraliaAustralia
https://fundmyneighbourhood.yoursay.sa.gov.au/
2017-2017FALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSE$40M31693209$40 millionAustralia
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Chelsea (ON, Canada)Chelsea45.546375-75.869012Chelsea Elementary SchoolCanada
The Chelsea School PB involved 3 elementary schools and a community center, and was spearheaded by parents and teachers. The process successfully engaged youth across multiple schools, and multiple languages.
2016-20172016FALSEFALSEFALSEFALSETRUE$2,0001580$2,000852852North America
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Paris, FRParis48.861712.34755Marie de ParisFrance
https://budgetparticipatif.paris.fr/bp/
Paris launched the world's largest PB in 2014. Between 2014 and 2020, the city has committed to reserving €500 million (about 5% of the city’s capital fund) to be spent through participatory budgeting. It is a city-wide PB, combined with local arrondissment PBs where the city adds matching funds to incentivize bigger PBs. It also added money for working class neighborhoods in the city, and for schools
2014-2014FALSEFALSETRUETRUETRUE€100M117554998€500 million over 5 years158964158,964Europe
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ScotlandScotland56.525508-4.247746ScotlandScotland
https://pbscotland.scot/
Scotland is the only nationally supported PB process. Since 2010 58 municipalities across Scotland have allocated £1.7M through PB, with an average of £28,400 per process, and 77% funded by the Scottish Government. Support for PB was enshrined in the 2015 Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act.
2014-2014TRUETRUETRUETRUETRUE£1.7M2213485£1.7 million across Scotland Europe
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Taichung City, TaiwanTaichung City24.230077120.629473Taichung CityTaiwan
PB in Taiwan built on the over 20 years of community empowerment and deliberative democratic innovations, including "D-Street" and the Sunflower Movement. PB in Taiwan features "living room info sessions" to better engage people
2015-2015FALSEFALSEFALSETRUETRUEFALSE750000NT$24,000,000 (approx. USD $750,000)1809518,095Asia
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Freehold (NJ), USFreehold40.261193-74.274421Borough of FreeholdUnited States
http://freeholdboroughnj.gov/
Freehold Borough began its first PB process in 2017
2017-2017FALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSE200000$200,000North America
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Niagara Falls (NY), USNiagara Falls43.099113-79.040223
Niagara Falls Community Development Department
United States
https://nf-cd.org/pb360
Niagara Falls was one of the first to use Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for participatory budgeting
2017-2017FALSEFALSEFALSEFALSEFALSE360000$360,000248248North America
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Mexico City, Mexico Mexico City 19.4326077-99.133208http://www.yodecidodf.org.mx/
Electoral del Distrito Federal (IEDF)
Mexico
3% of the total budget of each district in Mexico City is put towards participatory budgeting.
2013-present2013FALSETRUETRUETRUETRUEFALSE$927,415,406 Pesos49260152$49 million188764188,764North America
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