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On 4th January 2019 Louise posted in Featured, News

Kampala City Air

2018 has been a rather epic year in terms of our work on air quality. We supported the largest ever distribution of nitrogen dioxide monitors deployed by school students in Barcelona and ended the year with our first project in Sub-Saharan Africa, more precisely, Uganda.

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On 30th November 2018 Amy Dame posted in News, Projects

Engaging Young People Through Urban Exploration

Youth are the future and without engaging with them, their potential to become leaders and advocates for positive change in their communities could be lost. In recent times, it has been argued that young people in urban communities are less likely to take part in civic engagement activities, resulting in both youth and society missing out on the potential benefits. Mapping for Change is teaming up with several partners in Europe to tackle this issue with project Urbex. Continue reading…

On 16th October 2018 Hannah posted in News, Projects, Uncategorised

Le Fiere Del Rosario – San Dona Di Piave

As part of the WeGovNow project, this month the Mapping for Change team attended Le Fiere Del Rosario festival in San Donà Di Piave to support project partners Comune Di San Donà Di Piave in introducing the WeGovNow platform to a new audience.

The annual three-day festival is attended by 300,000 visitors and so presented the perfect opportunity to show local people a new way of participating in the shaping of their city. Using large paper maps at the exhibition stand and hands-on activities we focused on three key areassustainability in partnership with EnergyCare Interreg; urban regeneration in partnership with Urbact; and cycle routes. Continue reading…

On 24th July 2018 Ruben Douglas posted in Events, News, Projects, Uncategorised

Summer update on the Breathe Clean Project!

Mapping for Change is working with the Tower Hamlets community to undertake an Air Quality Mapping project, commissioned by The London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Continue reading…

On 23rd May 2018 Hannah posted in News, Uncategorised

New team members wanted!

We have an exciting opportunity for two experienced software developers to join our growing team and contribute to an exciting new collaborative EU project. If you have knowledge of interface design; an interest in systems architecture and can offer technical support to assist our projects, with bespoke geographic web technologies, then we would like to hear from you.

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On 16th March 2018 Hannah posted in News, Projects, Uncategorised

Influencing The London Plan for Gypsies and Travellers

Mapping for Change is working with London Gypsies and Travellers to gather various data to help influence the London Plan on an often over-looked community. The resulting maps build a more accurate picture of their presence, history and the inequalities and social exclusion they face. Mapping the Pathway to Equality is the first project of its kind and has been made possible by the generous support of the Joseph Rowntree Chartable Trust and the Aziz FoundationContinue reading…

On 7th March 2018 Ruben Douglas posted in Featured, News, Uncategorised

Launch of Breathe Clean!

What is Breathe Clean?

Tower Hamlets council, in partnership with Mapping for Change, is providing residents and businesses in Tower Hamlets with diffusion tubes to measure nitrogen dioxide in the places that matter to them.

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On 20th February 2018 Maria posted in News, Projects

Biggest Air Quality monitoring action in Barcelona inspired by MfC methodology

Every day, more citizens are concerned about the air quality in their local environments and are willing to take action against it.

The education community of Barcelona (Spain) took this concern to initiate an ambitious, pioneering and inter-generational air quality monitoring initiative, xAire.  NO2 concentrations will be measured in over 800 locations around the city and more particularly, near schools. Continue reading…

On 22nd December 2017 Louise posted in Featured, News, Projects

Bike&Map: Contributing to Urban Design & Planning through Community Knowledge

The research, Analysing Active Mobility through Participatory Urbanism, deals with the practical application of emerging trends in participatory urbanism, as applied to the understanding of the urban environment issues of active mobility in Malta. Through citizen science, neogeography and volunteered geographic information (VGI), this research sought to analyse if and how community knowledge can be considered a viable option for understanding the urban environment issues for bicycle users in Malta. Continue reading…

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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