Janette Hartz-Karp

Member Since: 
May 17 '13

Janette Hartz-Karp, professor, Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute Western Australia (WA) is a renowned practitioner, teacher and researcher in deliberative democracy (approaches to public deliberation and collaborative decision-making). Janette worked for 4 years in a State Minister’s Office, partnering with the Minister in finding innovative ways to institute deliberative democracy. She was the co-designer and co-facilitator of Australia’s first Citizens’ Parliament in Canberra, 2009. Janette is currently involved in public deliberation action research projects including the Alberta Climate Dialogue (ABDC) Canada; Preventative Health; and Low Carbon Living. Janette is leading an initiative to create a Deliberative Community and Collaborative Governance in the Greater Geraldton region WA. This project was one of the 7 finalists in the international Reinhard-Mohn Prize for ‘Vitalizing Democracy’; and won the 2012 UN LivCom Award for Participation and Empowerment.