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In order to track participation, examine shifts in civic participation and attitudes towards government, and conduct an ongoing evaluation of the PB process in New York City, a PBNYC Research Board of scholars, professional researchers and graduate students was formed. The Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center chairs the Board.
During the 2011-2012 inaugural cycle of PBNYC, researchers collected over 5,000 surveys, 35 in-depth interviews, and 91 observations at key points during the PB process. With this data, the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center and the Research Board produced a comprehensive evaluation report that can be viewed here.
The Research Board will produce an evaluation report at the end of each PB cycle. Please direct any research-related inquiries to pbnyc [dot] research [at] gmail [dot] com.
Research Board Members
Mimi Abramovitz – CUNY, Hunter College, School of Social Work
Gianpaolo Baiocchi – Brown University, International Studies
Lindsay Cattell – Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center
Ron Hayduk – Queens College, Department of Political Science
Andreas Hernandez – Marymount Manhattan College, International Studies
Alexa Kasdan – Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center
Josh Lerner – The Participatory Budgeting Project
Peter Marcuse – Columbia University, Urban Planning
Mike Menser – CUNY Brooklyn College, Department of Philosophy
Hollie Russon Gilman – Harvard Kennedy School
Donata Secondo – The Participatory Budgeting Project
Paolo Spada – Harvard Kennedy School
Celina Su – CUNY, Brooklyn College, Department of Political Science
Rachel Swaner – New York University
Vincent Villano – Community Voices Heard
Ayse Yonder – Pratt Institute, Programs in Sustainable Planning and Development