The Realising Just Cities programme is supporting peer learning visits to Cape Town and Barcelona for public sector strategists and community practitioners from Greater Manchester, to expand their knowledge of co-productive practices and participatory democracy in other urban settings.
Digital tools are increasingly used by urban decision-makers and citizens to engage with each other. This user-centred enquiry will look at the evidence, desirability, feasibility and viability for digital democratic innovations which support women’s engagement in policy initiation and design across Greater Manchester.
How have women been involved in and impacted by digital democratic innovation?
What do women in Greater Manchester need and want in order to meaningfully participate in digital democracy?
What forms of digital democratic innovation are possible in GM?
How can digital democratic innovation be realised in GM?
In our exploration of these questions, GM Decides will draw lessons from an international advisory board, work with a partnership group to ground these lessons in a city-regional context and conduct a series of public input sessions to harvest knowledge, seed ideas and nurture a network of people interested in digital democratic innovation.
The delivery partners for this project are Katie Finney of Amity and Alice Toomer-McAlpine with At The Moment Productions.