Spotlight on innovation in Rome
Launched in 2019, #RomaDecide is the capital city’s first participatory budgeting process where residents are able to decide, alongside the administration, how to invest the capital’s €20 million budget in projects for urban beautification. Proposals were invited from individual citizens and the 15 municipalities within the capital. Proposals covered a wide array of topics such as green areas, urban spaces, bike lanes, pedestrian zones, play areas, and fitness trails. The initiative received an overwhelming engagement from residents, generating 193 submissions and garnering the participation of almost 24,000 voters. .