Participatory Budgeting in Indonesia

Kota Kita

Design a workshop to gather community input for participatory budgeting, a process in which citizens vote on which projects get funded by the city. Create a poster template so Kota Kita can conduct the workshop in any community across the world.
Urban Planning
  • Consultant
  • Urban Planning
  • Graphic Design
  • Workshop Organization


3 Months



What is Participatory Budgeting?

Participatory budgeting is a form of urban planning democracy that allows communities to decide which improvements the local government should fund.

Aligning with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s)

Key issues were categorized to align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).

UN Sustainabile Development Goals
Infographics corresponding to the UNSDG's

Community Meeting 1

The first workshop is meant to both inform residents and gather their votes on top priorities. Residents were presented census information about their neighborhood.  They were then asked to mark areas on a map that were important to them, or where they would like to see improvements.  Then the group voted on which issues were most important to them.

(Left) Foldable mini atlas for community organizers and members to take home.
(Right) District level infographic for community meetings.
Template for neighborhood level map. Users can draw and pin on them at the workshops.
Workshop 1

Community Meeting 2

After the first workshop, Kota Kita creates a “Mini Atlas” of the neighborhood, which summarizes the resident’s input, and displays the census data.

At the second workshop, the Mini-Atlas is presented to the community to summarize its consensus, and to discuss next steps.

Workshop 2