Open Budget. Involving Citizens in Funding Urban Projects

18 July

Technological advances provide new formats for interaction between the city and its citizens. The City of Moscow operates several increasingly popular online services that allows the citizens to vote and express opinions on particular issues of the urban economy. The goal of these services is to stimulate the citizens’ engagement in the city management process. The next step would be the introduction of participatory budgeting that will allow the citizens to directly decide how to allocate part of the city budget. Similar projects have been proven successful and received praise from citizens in Reykjavik, Barcelona and Paris.

  • Which models of participatory budgeting are used in megacities?
  • What are the effects of it?
  • How can participatory budgeting work in Moscow?