Carnegie Mellon University
November 22, 2016

CMU, City Officials Write the Book on Deliberative Democracy

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If the results of the contentious 2016 presidential election have taught us anything, it’s that people on both sides of the aisle want to be heard.

Through deliberative democracy, ordinary citizens are empowered to play an active role in policy decisions. With help from Carnegie Mellon University’s Program for Deliberative Democracy (PDD), the City of Pittsburgh is becoming a national model for this community-driven approach to addressing important issues.

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