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Friday, April 10 • 1:45pm - 3:10pm
FR1.45.16 Dissecting participatory mechanisms and their impact on the citizenry

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Moderator: Carissa Slotterback, University of Minnesota

Looking at ways to measure citizen empowerment in Latin American contexts
Arturo Flores, Anahuac University

Participatory Budgeting in Chicago's 49th Ward: Critical Dialectical Tensions of Learning in Democratic Activity
José W. Melendez, Learning Sciences Research Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Engagement Strategies to Build Capacity in Diverse Communities
Carissa Slotterback, University of Minnesota; Ryan Allen, University of Minnesota


Arturo Flores

Anahuac University
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José W. Melendez

Doctoral Candidate and Research Assistant, University of Illinois, Chicago
José is a political junkie, a world traveler and a dancer who loves theater and the arts. His talents and background give him unique perspective on urban planning, and have influenced his field of study: learning in community development. At the University of Illinois, Chicago, José is studying the participatory budgeting process in Chicago's 49th ward. His active research agenda focuses on the interrelation between how the environment... Read More →

Carissa Slotterback

University of Minnesota


Carissa Slotterback

University of Minnesota

Friday April 10, 2015 1:45pm - 3:10pm
Dupont (lobby level)