A bit of history
In response to the Agenda 21, several groups dedicated to urban sustainability were founded in the mid-1990s. In the midst of this expansion, London boroughs decided to create their own version of the UN’s Agenda 21 action plan, and it was this initiative which led to the launch of the charity London 21 Sustainability Network. With the intention of creating a ‘greener’, ‘healthier’ and ‘more sustainable city’, London 21 has run several projects, including Mapping Change for Sustainable Communities, which, in partnership with University College London (UCL), founded the social enterprise Mapping for Change in 2008.
OUR VISION is to promote a future in which communities are empowered, sustainable and resilient.
OUR MISSION is to empower individuals and communities to make a difference to their local area through the use of mapping and the applications of geographical information.
OUR AIM is to develop mapping to give any organisation, group or enterprise access to maps and techniques that will help them to make a change and improve their environments.
Our primary research and development of new technologies, tools, platforms and processes are aimed at creating improvements for the health, lifestyle and culture of individuals and communities from disadvantaged or marginalised groups with a focus on helping to increase participation in community life and supporting the integration of individuals from different groups and backgrounds.