PB Chicago is a collaborative effort to implement and expand participatory budgeting across Chicago. PB Chicago is co-lead by the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and the Participatory Budgeting Project and since 2012 has worked in partnership with Aldermen and their staff, over 20 nonprofits and community organizations, and community residents. Learn more or explore how to start a PB process in your ward: http://www.pbchicago.org/
UIC GREAT CITIES INSTITUTE
The Great Cities Institute (GCI) at the University of Illinois at Chicago links academic resources with a range of partners to address urban issues by providing research, policy analysis and program development. As one of the lead organizations for PB Chicago, GCI provides training and technical assistance on community engagement, project development and effective facilitation techniques; key demographic data and maps to participating communities; access to issue experts to assist residents in developing project proposals; and conducts the research and evaluation of participatory budgeting in Chicago.
PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING PROJECT
The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) is a national non-profit organization that advises communities in the US and Canada on how to implement their own participatory budgeting processes. As of fall 2016, PB processes of varying sizes are happening in New York City; Chicago; Vallejo, CA; St. Louis, MO; Boston, MA; and other cities.
Learn more or explore how to start a PB process in your own community, institution, or school: http://www.participatorybudgeting.org/