Deliberative democracy project

What is deliberative democracy?

Deliberative democracy is a form of collaborative decision-making that focuses on bringing a diverse and representative group together with the aim of learning about and discussing a complex topic.

What is the project all about?

We are partnering with the University of Auckland research centre, Koi Tū, to trial a new way to engage with customers on some of the big issues.

Together we are piloting the use of deliberative democracy as a tool to help us and our customers navigate complex conversations about the long-term future of Auckland’s water supply.

The pilot project is being run over 2021-2022.

What is the group tasked with?

Forming a decision by consensus, which may be done through repeated sessions over a number of weeks.

How long does the project run?

The pilot project is being run over 2021-2022.

Want to know more?

For the latest updates visit the Complex Conversations project website.