Challenge: Design and implement a participatory budgeting process to engage a diverse population to identify and prioritize infrastructure projects for their communities.
Outcomes: The priority projects selected were submitted into the city’s budget for implementation the following year. Additionally, the PlanLocal reporting informed process improvements for future years of neighbourhood engagement. Projects included community plans, playgrounds, community gardens, cycling infrastructure, trail upgrades and lighting, library capital improvements, and recreation centre upgrades.
Recognition: IAP2 Core Values Award, International Association for Public Participation.
Tools: Project Portal, CivicSurveys, Experience Mapping, Voting, Engagement Dashboard