Transportation MEGA-projects and participation

by Participation Factory

The case of High Speed Two (HS2) track   Massive infrastructure and construction projects are fundamentally affecting the face of cities and are gaining importance as the global infrastructure grows. However, what needs to be addressed is, above all, their direct impact on local communities and the related critical question, to what extent can ordinary

Ideas on the run. Participation behind the bars

by Participation Factory

Bollate prison in Italy bets on participatory budgeting   The Bollate prison in Milan, Italy is interesting for several reasons. It’s an open-cell prison, where the inmates aren’t locked inside their cells. Aside from that, it’s also the only prison in the world that has undertaken participatory budgeting to date.   Between February 2019 and