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'''Community involvement''' is used here as a term similar to Participatory democracy {{W|Participatory democracy}}, and more recent terms such as Open source governance {{W|Open source governance}}.
== What communities can do ==
* create or develop Location, projects or networks pages, eg 'Sustainable (Your town)', '''in this wiki'''
* [[Participatory carbon budgeting]]
* [[Participatory budgeting]]
* Participatory or citizen journalism
* Street parties
* Community involvement weeks
* Youth Fora
* promote and practice [[Open source conference design]]* advocate [[Open involvement]]
== Campaigns Events == [[File:Sunfloweringarden.png|100px|left]]'''Oct 17 - 24''' [[Pop Up Tomorrow]], ''2019, Thu-Thu''<br clear=all>
== Why it matters ==
Proper community involvement does not include measures of success being foisted upon the community, or worse still simply being ignored. Instead it gives a primary role to the community in judging how successful a project or programme has been.
=== Rio Declaration on Environment and Development === The Rio Declaration of 1992 enshrines public participation in its 27 principles. Principle 10 states that "environmental issues are best handled with participation of all concerned citizens, at the relevant level”. The Rio Declaration continues, drawing a close link between access to information and public participation: <blockquote>"At the national level, each individual shall have appropriate access to information concerning the environment that is held by public authorities, including information on hazardous materials and activities in their communities, and the opportunity to participate in decision-making processes. States shall facilitate and encourage public awareness and participation by making information widely available. Effective access to judicial and administrative proceedings, including redress and remedy, shall be provided." {{W|Public_participation#Rio_Declaration_on_Environment_and_Development}} </blockquote> == Coproduction == The co-production of public services has been defined in a variety of ways - e.g. "Co-production means delivering public services in an equal and reciprocal relationship between professionals, people using services, their families and their neighbours" (new economics foundation) or "the public sector and citizens making better use of each other's assets and resources to achieve better outcomes and improved efficiency" (Governance International). Experiments on co-production on public services have been launched in many countries, from [[Denmark]] to [[Malaysia]], the [[UK]] and the [[USA]]. {{W|Coproduction (public services)}} == Participatory budgeting == ''Main article'': [[Participatory budgeting]] Participatory budgeting (PB) is a process of democratic deliberation and decision-making, and a type of participatory democracy, in which ordinary people decide how to allocate part of a municipal or public budget. Participatory budgeting allows citizens to identify, discuss, and prioritize public spending projects, and gives them the power to make real decisions about how money is spent. When PB is taken seriously and is based on mutual trust local governments and citizen can benefit equally. In some cases PB even raised people's willingness to pay taxes. Participatory budgeting generally involves several basic steps: 1) Community members identify spending priorities and select budget delegates 2) Budget delegates develop specific spending proposals, with help from experts 3) Community members vote on which proposals to fund 4) The city or institution implements the top proposals A comprehensive case study of eight municipalities in Brazil analyzing the successes and failures of participatory budgeting has suggested that it often results in more equitable public spending, greater government transparency and accountability, increased levels of public participation (especially by marginalized or poorer residents), and democratic and citizenship learning. {{W|Participatory budgeting}} == Participatory carbon budgeting ==''See separate article:'' [[Participatory carbon budgeting]] == Participatory democracy == Participatory democracy strives to create opportunities for all members of a population to make meaningful contributions to decision-making, and seeks to broaden the range of people who have access to such opportunities. In 2011, considerable grassroots interest in participatory democracy was generated by the Occupy movement. {{W|Participatory democracy}} == Participatory justice == Participatory justice is the use of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation, conciliation, and arbitration, in criminal justice systems, instead of, or before, going to court. It is sometimes called "community dispute resolution". {{W|Participatory justice}} == Participatory planning == Participatory planning is an urban planning paradigm that emphasizes involving the entire community in the strategic and management processes of urban planning; or, community-level planning processes, urban or rural. It is often considered as part of community development. Participatory planning aims to harmonize views among all of its participants as well as prevent conflict between opposing parties. In addition, marginalized groups have an opportunity to participate in the planning process. {{W|Participatory planning}} | style="background:khaki" | __TOC__ == News and comment == ''See separate article:'' [[Community involvement news]] 
== Resources ==
*[http://imaginechicago.org/ Imagine Chicago], Imagine projects and networks in th [[UK]], [[Europe]] and [[Australia]] have been modelled on Imagine Chicago.
=== Citizens Apps for sustainability ===[[category:CASwiki articles with apps]] [http://promisetracker.org/ Promise Tracker], Data collection for civic action. After an election, how can citizens hold elected leaders accountable for promises they made during the campaign season? We believe that informed communities, equipped with data initiative , are the best positioned to assess the performance of their representatives and advocate for change on a local level. Promise Tracker explores how citizen monitoring can extend civic engagement between election cycles. === Conversation starters ===*the Good Life Conversation, Cormac Russell, September 7, 2017 [https://www.nurturedevelopment.org/blog/abcd-practice/good-life-conversation/ nurturedevelopment.org]. "In simple terms the following questions help people to explore what contributions they might make to communities in which they reside." === How to's === *Think, Do & Make: how to help people develop projects together by @noelito [https://medium.com/@noelito/think-do-make-how-to-help-people-develop-projects-together-2d09a225928b medium.com], Nov 5 2019*‘How to Set up a Municipalist Platform’, [https://barcelonaencomu.cat/sites/default/files/win-the-city-guide.pdf Barcelona en Comú], Mar 2016*How to Start Participatory Budgeting in Your City, Dec 3, 2011, [http://www.shareable.net/blog/how-to-start-participatory-budgeting-in-your-city Shareable]
=== Maps ===
[http://transparency.globalvoicesonline.org/ Technology for transparency network]
=== Other Resources ===
*[http://wiki.commonstransition.org/wiki/A_Charter_for_Democracy A Charter for Democracy] on Commons Transition Strategies Wiki (''creative commons license'')
*[http://civicactivism.buildingchangetrust.org/default.asp Civic Activism]
*[http://wiki.civiccommons.org/ Civic Commons Wiki], an effort to provide a permanent, sustainable organization to assist public agencies in the adoption of open systems and collaborative technologies, and to coordinate the co-creation of these technologies among agencies to ensure interoperability and shareability. Civic Commons will provide infrastructure, knowledge, and toolsets to government entities, and encourage the development of shared "civic software" and protocols, and supply optional technical infrastructure (such as data and project hosting) as needed.
*[http://imaginechicago.org/ Imagine Chicago], Imagine projects and networks in th [[UK]], [[Europe]] and [[Australia]] have been modelled on Imagine Chicago.
*[http://www.opengovpartnership.org/ogp-participation-and-cocreation-standards Open Government Partnership Participation & Co-creation Standards], ''added Feb 2017''
*[http://benchmarkstudy.socrata.com/ Benchmark study data] The state of open data from different perspectives, including that of the public / citizens
*[http://blog.sunlightfoundation.com/2010/03/10/introducing-the-cycle-of-transparency/ Introducing the Cycle of Transparency], Sunlight Foundation Blog, 03/10/10
* Resources from [http://www.imaginechicago.org/resources.html Imagine Chicago]
*[http://www.makingisconnecting.org Making is Connecting] - site about Making is Connecting project, with extracts, video, etc. {{W|David Gauntlett}}
*Regulation on collaboration between citizens and and the City for the care and regeneration of urban commons, [http://www.comune.bologna.it/media/files/bolognaregulation.pdf comune.bologna.it]
*Who Ya Gonna Call? [http://slowdemocracy.org/blogslowdemcracy/2013/6/12/who-ya-gonna-call-deliberative-democracy-resources Deliberative Democracy Resources]
*[https://www.wd-pl.com/ Wise Democracy Project]
=== Quotes ===
<blockquote>There resides in all populations a "mass of sense lying in a dormant state - which good government should quietly harness." Tom Paine <ref>[http://www.tni.org/detail_page.phtml?page=reviews_reclaim-rev Guardian review] of Hilary Wainwright’s book Reclaim the State: Adventures in Popular Democracy, July 2003</ref></blockquote>
<blockquote>*"Where I live in Marin County, it was citizen action that instigated the preservation of hundreds of thousands of acres as open space and parkland; it was not government taking the initiative. That mostly happened in the pre-Internet days. Now that we’ve got the Net and there’s more talent, creativity and freedom in the civic sector than in government, it’s time that citizens once again take the lead in building tools and solving problems for their localities." cfigallo <ref>[http://presilience.org/2009/04/07/hacking-the-local-infrastructure/ pResilience], April 7, 2009 </ref></blockquote>
<blockquote>"Given how radical a departure these participatory ways of working are from the closed-door status quo (or the view that participation is limited to voting and opinion polling), we cannot declare, define, and repeat often enough what it could mean to embrace collaboration and co-creation; to make consultation part of operations on a day-to-day basis; to strive for constant conversation with an engaged and knowledgeable public and to reinvent the conception of public service and of the public servant as the steward of such a conversation.." Beth Simone Noveck <ref>[https://medium.com/@bethnoveck/the-rise-of-the-citizen-expert-ffba66dea199 Medium]</ref></blockquote>
=== Research ===
Made to Measure, [http://www.participatorycity.org/made-to-measure-1 Participatory City], Year 1 Report for the EVERY ONE EVERY DAY initiative
[http://www.participedia.net/en Paticipedia], "an encyclopedia of participatory and deliberative practice" <ref>[https://www.thealternative.org.uk/dailyalternative/2019/1/28/heres-participedia The Alternative UK], Jan 27, 2019</ref>
=== Sharing ideas and actions ===
[http://www.democracyandsustainability.org/manifesto/ Manifesto for Democracy and Sustainability]
=== Video ===
{{#widget:YouTube|id=v9VERBPU6_c5mxldI71h0k}} <br>''See also:'' [[Extinction Rebellion]] {{#widget:Vimeo|id=347711266}} {{#widget:YouTube|id=Azztf_FSSSI}} ''More video:'' Edgeryders - LOTE4: The Stewardship on [https://vimeo.com/112849164 Vimeo] - [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9VERBPU6_c Representative democracy] - [http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/tim_berners_lee_on_the_next_web.html Tim Berners-Lee on the next Web], video on TED.com - Getting back to Government Is Us, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=71&v=nm8qKd9MY6E youtube], 2010 - Dan Mcquillan at mypublicservices, [https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=26&v=uwD4ZnsVap0 youtube], 2009 === [[Visions]] ===
Radical Visions of Future Government, [https://media.nesta.org.uk/documents/Radical_Visions_of_Future_Government_-_final.pdf media.nesta.org.uk] ''More video:(date not found)''  CTRLShift 2019 on [httphttps://www.tedvimeo.com/talks/lang/eng351182403/tim_berners_lee_on_the_next_web.html Tim Berners-Lee on the next Web7767c0187d vimeo], video on TED.com
== See also ==
*[[Community involvement news]]
*[[Community involvement UK]]
*[[Community involvement USA]]
*[[Arts, sport and culture]]
*[[Citizen centred participation]]
*[[Citizens data initiative]]
*[[Communities online]]
*[[Community and voluntary action]]
*[[Community resources]]
*[[Extinction Rebellion]]
*[[Maps for community action]]
*[[Open conference design]]
*[[Open involvement]]
*[[Participatory carbon budgeting]]
*[[Rural sustainability]]
*[[Towards sustainable economies]]
*[[Urban sustainability]]
*[[Video for community action]]
== Interwiki links ==
Wikipedia: [[wikipedia:Participatory democracy|Participatory democracy]], [[wikipedia:Open-source governance|Open-source governance]], [[wikipedia:.green|.green]], [[wikipedia:Participatory budgeting|Participatory budgeting]], [[wikipedia:Participatory planning|Participatory planning]], [[wikipedia:Participatory justice|Participatory justice]], [[wikipedia:Public participation|Public participation]], [[wikipedia:Coproduction (public services)|Coproduction (public services)]], Popular assembly {{W|Popular assembly}}
 [http://www.participedia.net/en Paticipedia], "an encyclopedia of participatory and deliberative practice" <ref>[https://www.thealternative.org.uk/dailyalternative/2019/1/28/heres-participedia The Alternative UK], Jan 27, 2019</ref>
== External links ==
*[http://dowire.org/ Democracies Online], builds online public space in the heart of real democracy and community. "Our mission is to harness the power of online tools to support participation in public life, strengthen communities, and build democracy."
*[https://erolesproject.org/ Eroles Project]
*[http://www.fdsd.org/ Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development]
*[https://www.democracy.earth/ Democracy Earth]
*[http://www.open311.org/ Open311], collaborative model and open standard for civic issue tracking
*[http://www.openingparliament.org/ OpeningParliament.org], forum intended to help connect the world's civic organizations engaged in monitoring, supporting and opening up their countries' parliaments and legislative institutions.
*[http://www.greendrinks.org/ Green Drinks international] Organic, self-organising network of people who meet up monthly for a beer at informal sessions known as Green Drinks.
*[http://www.meetup.com/ Meetup] Free service that organizes local gatherings about anything, anywhere. Topic groups include [http://newurbanism.meetup.com/ 'New Urbanism and Sustainable Development']
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