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 Director Martin Carcasson will be one of the speakers at the Q Commons event in Fort Collins on February 27.

CPD Director Martin Carcasson will be one of the speaker’s at the Q Commons event in Fort Collins on Thursday, February 26. Other speakers include Malcolm Gladwell (on video), Soledad O’Brien (video), Mark Burnett (video), Kathleen Baumgardner (local) and Josh Miller (local). For more information and to RSVP go tohttp://qideas.org/qcommons/FortCollins/

CPD receives grant from Bohemian Foundation's Pharos Fund

The Colorado State University Center for Public Deliberation (CPD) has been awarded a one-year, $20,000 Pharos Fund grant from the Bohemian Foundation. This grant allows the CPD to continue providing Northern Colorado organizations with community-based, public engagement processes at no charge. In particular, Pharos Fund grants have allowed CPD to provide its public engagement services […]

CPD fall projects connected to city, county, local non-profits

This fall, the CPD has worked closely with several city departments, hosting events connected to the BOB tax renewal, the Nature in the City project, the ASCSU/City council roundtables, and neighborhood leadership training. Many of these projects will continue in the spring. We have also hosted events working with the Partnership for Age Friendly Communities, […]

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