The CSU Center for Public Deliberation (CPD) was established in the Fall of 2006 and is “Dedicated to enhancing local democracy through improved public communication and community problem solving. It serves as an impartial resource for the northern Colorado community to assist in community problem-solving. We analyze issues, design public participation events, host forums that students facilitate, and write reports on key issues while working with a wide variety of local institutions, including city, county, and state government, school districts, and campus and community organizations. Deliberation requires safe places for citizens to come together, good and fair information to help structure the conversation, and skilled facilitators to guide the process, and the CPD is dedicated to providing these three key ingredients to Northern Colorado.


CPD hosts Kettering Foundation's Center for Public Life workshop in Fort Collins

From June 10-13, the CPD hosted 35 visitors from 14 different states and 2 countries (Argentina and Ireland) as part of the Kettering Foundations Centers for Public Life program. The participants are part of a year round training program designed to help them develop centers or institutes like the CSU Center for Public Deliberation. CPD […]

CPD staff and students assisting with World Wide Views process on climate change, part of an international event on June 6

Fort Collins will be one of 100 cities in 80 countries taking part of the World Wide Views event (www.wwviews.org). World Wide Views is a global citizen consultation initiative. A World Wide Views citizen consultation provides decision-makers with a unique insight into the global public opinion on complex governance issues that are debated and negotiated at […]

Review of Spring CPD Events

The Colorado State University Center for Public Deliberation hosted or assisted with several events in April and May. All are open the public. On Thursday and Friday, April 2 and 3, CPD students assisted with the “Enslaved: A Modern Day Slavery Experience” event being held at CSU’s Lory Student Center. Interested participants can walk through the Enslaved experience […]

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