Manchester: Can more democracy improve decision making? - RSA

Manchester: can more democracy improve decision making?

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Home Manchester, Manchester, M15 4FN

  • People & place
  • Deliberative democracy
  • Communities
  • Community engagement
  • Fellowship

Manchester needs clean air but the push for a clean air zone has led to protests, arguments and despair. What led to this? And what could have been done at an earlier stage to avoid it?

Join us on 19 May at Home in Manchester, as Ruth Hannan from the RSA’s People and Place programme talks about the work we are doing to explore the impact participation can have on inequalities and creating systems that centre wellbeing. We’ll hear about work recently undertaken in both Birmingham and Scotland, and we’ll discuss how a more participatory approach to decision making and policy choices can lead to a more engaged and supportive electorate. And crucially, how a more participatory approach can lead to better decisions.

Stick around afterwards for informal networking and drinks in the bar.

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