I’ve just discovered Peter Marcuse’s blog on critical planning, and the post at the top is on participatory budgeting. Marcuse’s 1981 article “The targeted crisis: on the ideology of the urban fiscal crisis and its uses” has been instrumental in framing my dissertation, so I’m excited to see that he’s turning his attention to city budgets, a topic that gets woefully little attention. I won’t attempt to summarize Marcuse’s comments, it’s worth a full read:

Blog #39 – Participatory Budgeting – Potentials and Limits | Peter Marcuse’s Blog.