How the London Borough of Newham used community assemblies to identify local priorities 

With around 300,000 residents, Newham is one of the biggest and most diverse boroughs in London, so it should be no surprise that it’s not new to community engagement. In fact, Newham’s recent leadership has prioritized involving residents and creating a more participatory democracy, including via a dedicated Resident Engagement...
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The citizens’ assembly: how deliberation tackles polarization

While citizens’ assemblies and panels have been around since the dawn of democracy, they’ve recently received increased attention as an effective means of resolving polarized debates and restoring public trust in democratic institutions.  Citizens’ assemblies hark back to Ancient Greece, where they were established to offer residents a say in...
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