Budgeting for Democracy By Alma B. Couverthie and Marianna Leavy-Sperounis
Citizen engagement is changing the way one city develops its budget.
Let The People Decide By Josh Lerner
Two Canadian cities are trying different approaches to participatory budgeting.
Following the Money Trail By Jacqueline Leavy
For 18 years, Neighborhood Capital Budget Group has supported Chicago’s grassroots community groups in understanding where and how their public dollars are spent.
Planning Beyond the Project By David Holtzman
Neighborhood planning, while complex, strengthens communities and brings support for projects.
Building Trust By Robert Weber
After 9/11, when economic forces threatened Chinatown’s survival, collaborative planning built consensus on where to go next.
Managing the Message By David Holtzman
The right choice of words, stories and images can have a remarkable effect on how the public views affordable housing.
The Politics of Poverty By John Atlas and Peter Dreier
Can fighting poverty win elections? John Edwards thinks so.
Say NO to Wal-Bank By John Taylor
Why is it a bad idea for Wal-Mart to become a bank? Ask all the small businesses driven under by the cutthroat behemoth.
The Second Storm By Trisha Miller
Hurricane Katrina was just the first setback for many tenants who are now fighting landlords’ efforts to throw them out.
Jane Jacobs' Radical Legacy By Peter Dreier
Jane Jacobs is remembered for her far-reaching influence on communities.