Over the past few weeks, Melbourne, Australia-based Ron Lubensky has written an series of posts explaining the concept of a Citizens’ Assembly and defending it against unfounded criticism:

There’s a lot of advice in there! Take these recommendations to heart, and you should be ready to design your own citizens’ assembly in no time (well, almost).

For anyone interested in learning more, Participedia has an in-depth case study available about the 2004 British Columbia Citizens’ Assembly on Electoral Reform as well as one on the 2009 Australian Citizens’ Parliament, which Ron worked on at the time.