Welcome to the myPB data hub, where we share the impacts of participatory budgeting and enable equitable decisions with public money.

This project is part of the Participatory Budgeting Project's Participation Lab.

We're piloting within NYC right now using the projects funded by PBNYC - NYC's PB process. Explore projects that New Yorkers have put up for public vote from 2012 - 2017 using the explore tab, and learn more about PBNYC on their website. 

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget in their neighborhood.

In the US and Canada 414,000 people have worked together to decide how to spend over $299 Million dollars during the last decade - and we’re just getting started. To advocate to your elected officials to PB, get their contact info here.

myPB uses open data to share local projects brought up by participatory budgeting (PB), so you can explore community needs and spending impact in cities.

Check out the open data:

  1. A list of PBNYC projects voted on from 2012 - 2017 are in NYC open data here
  2. PBNYC project status updates are in this open data set. 

We’re piloting in NYC now, and will expand to include demographic data and other cities over 2018. Learn about this project here.

myPB helps you explore participatory budgeting projects that matter to New Yorkers and see how they're coming along.

New York City Council has used PB to have residents allocate money since 2012, spending $1 million of capital funding towards projects annually in each of about 60% of City Council Districts.

Currently, projects voted on from 2012 - 2017 are in NYC open data here, and have public status updates in this open data set. Both those sets are integrated in the project explorer. 

Stay in touch with this project! 

Get on our mailing list to stay in touch about this project because we're expanding to display more cities' PB project data over 2018!

Questions? Feel free to contact us.

Does your NYC neighborhood do PB?

What do people fund when given the opportunity? Check out how New York neighborhoods are spending public money and explore PB-generated projects here