Participatory Democracy


This is a democracy that allows people to define their needs and actively develop the solution that meet those needs. We work to re-imagine the notion of democracy in New York and beyond by developing new ways for people to directly shape the direction their community takes.

NYC Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Announces New Resources and New Decision-Making Power for NYC Housing Authority Residents

El Barrio, NY - At her first State of the City Address at Johnson Houses in East Harlem, NYC Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito put her long-standing commitment to public housing into motion. Not only was it significant that this was the first time a Speaker has given such an address in public housing, but Speaker Mark-Viverito also demonstrated her commitment to the preservation and improvement of the critical public housing stock in NYC.