Brooklyn College/City University of New York Graduate Center
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Philosophy, Brooklyn College
Earth and Environmental Sciences, CUNY GC
Environmental Psychology, CUNY GC
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Full-Time Faculty Member, Non-Profit Member
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I am interested in what I would call "public-public" or social-public partnerships where philosophers create collaborations with community groups or public offices and agencies. I am currently doing this with respect to Food Sovereignty with the Brooklyn Food Coalition and several on campus projects (aquaponics, community garden, student run business) and off campus thru a participatory budgeting project with 4 NYC Council members (CMs). The CMs have turned over a total of $6 million dollars of capital discretionary funds to the members of their districts; my org--partcipatorybudgetingproject--helped design the process by which the constituents submit ideas, develop proposals and then vote on which ones to fund. You can follow the action at www.pbnyc.org. Our website is www.participatorybudgeting.org
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