Case study on citizens’ assembly

by Tatjana Buklijas, Anne Bardsley, Kristiann Allen, Campbell Guy, Jenny Wigley & Lee Ryan

Last year, Koi Tū and Watercare partnered on a novel approach to involve Aucklanders in a decision-making process that could become a model throughout the country.

The organisations set up a citizens’ assembly to learn first-hand from Auckland residents about their preferences for meeting the city’s future water needs.

The process and lessons learnt, and how deliberative democracy was localised for an Aotearoa New Zealand context, are covered in a new Koi Tū case study report, Citizens’ assembly on the next source of water for Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

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