Overview

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a configuration of the Crowdsource Reporter application that can be used by the general public to identify, discuss, and prioritize public spending projects. This application complements a comprehensive Participatory Budgeting program adopted by local governments to engage community members directly in budget decisions that affect their lives.

Participatory Budgeting is typically deployed by public works agencies or government leaders to enlist feedback from community members. Local Government personnel can configure Crowdsource Manager and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS to monitor, verify and assign project ideas to agencies responsible for project proposals. This feedback supports a process of democratic deliberation and decision-making in which ordinary people decide how to allocate part of a government budget.

Requirements

To deploy Participatory Budgeting with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool requires specific technical experience and software.

Requirement Description
Experience
  • Running tasks in ArcGIS Pro
Software
Solution deployment
  • ArcGIS Pro 1.3 - 2.0 (Basic, Standard, or Advanced)
Solution hosting
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5.1 (Standard or Advanced) with managed data store
Applications
  • Crowdsource Reporter (Configurable application template)
  • Crowdsource Manager (Configurable application template)
  • Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS

To manually deploy Participatory Budgeting in your organization requires specific technical experience and software.

Requirement Description
Experience
  • Publishing GIS services
  • Authoring maps
  • Administering ArcGIS groups and organizing content
  • Configuring application templates
Software
Map authoring
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5.1 (Standard or Advanced)
GIS service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online subscription, or
  • ArcGIS for Server 10.3 - 10.4 (Standard or Advanced), or
    • ArcGIS Data Store, or
    • Enterprise or workgroup geodatabase
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 (Standard or Advanced)
Application
  • Crowdsource Reporter (Configurable application template)
  • Crowdsource Manager (Configurable application template)
  • Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS

What you get

Participatory Budgeting can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization without downloading the solution. When you deploy Participatory Budgeting in your organization, you'll find the following:

Item Name Description
Applications Participatory Budgeting An application used by the general public to identify project ideas.
Participatory Budgeting Dashboard An application used by public works and government leaders to monitor project ideas reported by the general public.
Participatory Budgeting Manager An application used by public works or law enforcement agencies to triage project ideas submitted by the general public.
Maps Participatory Budgeting A map used in the Participatory Budgeting application to identify project ideas.
Participatory Budgeting Dashboard A map used in the Participatory Budgeting Dashboard application to monitor project ideas reported by the general public.
Participatory Budgeting Manager A map used in the Idea Manager application to triage project ideas submitted by the general public.
Feature layer PublicProjectIdeas A feature layer used to store project ideas submitted by the general public during a participatory budgeting initiative.
Groups Participatory Budgeting A group used to configure the Participatory Budgeting application and share maps with members of the general public who will be submitting participatory budgeting reports.
Participatory Budgeting Manager A group used to configure the Participatory Budgeting Manager application and share maps with local government personnel who will be triaging participatory budgeting ideas submitted by the general public.

View Applications

The Participatory Budgeting solution includes a collection of participatory budgeting applications.

  • Take the Participatory Budgeting application for a test drive if you'd like to see how the general public can submit project ideas to help prioritize public spending projects from a smartphone, tablet, and desktop computer.
  • Take the Participatory Budgeting Manager application for a test drive if you'd like to see how local government personnel can triage submitted project ideas and update the status of each idea.
  • Take the Participatory Budgeting Dashboard application for a test drive if you'd like to see how local government personnel can monitor project ideas submitted by the general public.

This try it now experience has been configured to help you set up a comprehensive Participatory Budgeting solution for your local government.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Participatory Budgeting.

Date Description
June 2017
  • Participatory Budgeting can now be extended with a series of scripts that help organizations send email notifications, moderate content, and generate report IDs.
  • Support for ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5.1
February 2017
  • First release of Participatory Budgeting

Get started with Participatory Budgeting

New automated deployment option

This ArcGIS Solution can now be quickly deployed in your organization with the ArcGIS Solutions Deployment Tool.

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