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On 14th December 2017 Louise posted in Events, Featured, News

Stakeholder Workshop for  Collaborative Community Engagement Platform.

Understanding the needs and aspirations of different actors in the collaborative delivery of public sector services were among the goals of a stakeholder workshop held in October at the Canada Water Library. Key representatives from the London Borough of Southwark, voluntary sector organisations,  and partners of the WeGovNow project engaged in an interactive and lively discussion.

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On 1st December 2017 Maria posted in News, Training

Mapping for Change participates in Barcelona Citizen Science Training School

If we could travel back in time to the days of our great grandparents, we would find ourselves in a completely different world, with another atmospheric and water composition, a different land use, etc. The result of two centuries of human impact on the natural ecosystems is explored in the exhibition After the End of the World, at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB). Continue reading…

On 26th July 2017 Claire posted in News, Projects, Training

Ten years of citizen led air quality monitoring in London

Air pollution is now fully acknowledged to be a significant public health problem, responsible for a growing range of health effects that are well documented.

Achieving the right public attitude, awareness and behaviour by the use of optimal air pollution monitoring, forecasting and reporting will go some way towards creating a healthier environment.

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On 21st July 2017 Maria posted in News

London Gypsy and Traveller Forum

On Thursday 13th July, 2017 we took part in the quarterly London Gypsy and Traveller Forum. The Forum has been running for over 10 years and is currently coordinated by London Gypsies and Travellers, our partners in the project Mapping the Pathway to Equalities. It is an open meeting and was attended by community activists, support organisations, professionals and elected representatives which has the aim to influence the Mayor’s strategies for the benefit of the London Gypsy and Traveller community.

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On 22nd June 2017 Claire posted in Events, News, Projects

Love Lambeth Air Feedback Event

On Wednesday 14th June, over 45 local residents and stakeholders gathered in St John’s Church in Waterloo to discuss the results of a community-led air quality monitoring programme in Lambeth.

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On 23rd May 2017 Alex Telschow posted in News

The gypsy and traveller communities of London are a fascinating demographic. The histories of these populaces go back hundreds of years into London’s past, yet they still face difficulty and discrimination among modern society. Mapping for Change is teaming up with London Gypsies and Travellers (LGT) to tackle this issue. The missions of this charity are to encourage the inclusion of gypsy and traveller populations in the employment and training opportunities available to most Londoners, shed light on the lack of acceptable housing amidst traveller communities, address the discrimination aimed at these people, and facilitate opportunities for young gypsies to engage with society in a way that permits self expression and cultural pride.

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On 18th May 2017 Claire posted in Events, Featured, News

Love Lambeth Air Final Event

We have now come to an end of the six month monitoring period of our Love Lambeth Air project.

Mapping for Change, for Lambeth Council, has been providing diffusion tubes to Lambeth residents and businesses to measure nitrogen dioxide outside their home or office over the course of six months from October 2016.

Overall we had 30 participants monitoring 34 sites across the borough of Lambeth from Waterloo to West Norwood. The wide spread of monitoring was only made possible with thanks to the volunteer surveyors who every month changed the diffusion tube outside their home or office and returned the old tube for it to be processed in the lab for analysis. The results from the six months of monitoring will be made available on the Community Air Quality Map.

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On 27th April 2017 Maria posted in News

Mapping for Change’s Barbican project in The Crowd and the Cloud

We are excited to share this video with you about our Air Quality monitoring project in the Barbican Estate, City of London.

The video shows how the concern of local residents about air quality around their homes was developed into a citizen science project, thanks to Mapping for Change and the City of London. For twelve months, Mapping for Change worked with residents to measure local air quality levels in this centric estate and to produce measurable data. Continue reading…

On 10th March 2017 Claire posted in News

Ten businesses have ‘Ramped It Up’

With the final portable accessibility ramp leaving the office it’s time to reflect on the Ramp It Up social media competition we ran in late 2016.

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On 20th February 2017 Claire posted in News

Junior Web Developer in GIS

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary: £28,000 – £30,000 depending on experience

Interview dates: Mid March 2017

Application process:

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter clearly outlining your experience and why you’d be great at the role advertised to info@mappingforchange.org.uk

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