Empowering inclusive, deliberative, influential public participation
We are a group of professionals bringing everyday people & decision-makers together to resolve tough problems.Find Out More
We are interested in fostering democratic innovations. We provide support to organisations seeking to implement innovative ways to reach trusted public decisions.
Our approach is based on fostering representative, inclusive, deliberative and influential public participation.
We love online technology – because the internet can lower the barriers to participation, scale out and help us do our job better.
Dialogue with the City
Perth ranks highly among the world’s most liveable cities. However, the predicted growth, together with the growing urban sprawl, will place strains on future sustainability.View The Case Study
Participation in planning and governance: closing the gap between satisfaction and expectation
Participatory budgeting, Arnstein gap, Deliberative democracy, Participation, Trust
Deliberative Collaborative Governance as a Democratic Reform to Resolve Wicked Problems and Improve Trust
Deliberative, Collaborative, Governance, Democracy, Participatory Budgeting, Wicked Problems, Trust
Deliberative Participatory Budgeting in the City of Greater Geraldton, Australia
In 2013 the Council of the City of Greater Geraldton was looking to develop more rigorous processes to allocate the city funds that includes the voice of the people and improves the public’s feelings of trust and legitimacy in difficult fiscal times.