We continue to develop resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. See COVID-19 initiatives on Appropedia for more information.

Community involvement USA

From Appropedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This article would be improved by one or more appropriate photos or images.

This article focuses on information specific to the United States. Please see our Community involvement page for a topic overview.

Why it matters

In the US, for the first time ever, the majority lack faith in the democratic system. That decline has been rapid and recent. Before the financial crisis, more than three-quarters of Americans were satisfied with US democracy; today (Jan 2020) 55% are dissatisfied. [1]




  • Symbiosis "assembling a movement for real democracy in every community"

Other resources


News and comment



Oct 23 Towards sustainable economies US: Grassroots democracies form North American coalition [3]

Mar 22 How the simple act of sharing a meal is creating community change [4]

Mar 18 How Citizen University is building an army of civic leaders [5]


12 Empowering Ways to Engage in Civic Affairs, Apr 12 [6]

Central Park New York City1.jpg

How One Person’s Small, Brave Compost Pile Changed New York City, Apr 8 [7]

A view fo the Riverwalk from street level.jpg

Texas: Oak Cliff Inspiration, Mar 27 [8]

Participatory Budgeting Gaining Momentum in the U.S., Mar 20 [9]


6 Lessons for the U.S. from Spain's Democratic Revolution, June 15 [10]

Good politics outside the Beltway? March 17 [11]


Transition US in partnership with U.S. Department of Arts and Culture* presents: THE PEOPLE’S STATE OF THE UNION, December 11 [12]

Real Money, Real Power: A Report on Participatory Budgeting, May 8 [13]


Fund traditional community development… or empower citizens to step up? July 15 [14]

Transparency and Open Government, May 21 [15]

See also

External links

  • The Participatory Budgeting Project
  • OpenPlans, non-profit technology organization which focused on civic engagement and open government, closing around 2014/15. It used journalism and open source software to turn data into accessible, useful information, engaging the average person in shaping their community. W OpenPlans Blog
  • Challenge.gov, a place where the public and government can solve problems together


This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.