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On 9th November 2018 Hannah posted in Uncategorised

WeGovNow meets Ministry of Sound

WeGovNow and Southwark Council’s Level Up Event

As part of our engagement activities for WeGovNow, Mapping for Change are proud to support our partner, Southwark Council, as they hold their first ever job fair for young people. The event aims to introduce the WeGovNow platform and give young people and employers a chance to network, establish professional relationships, and discuss potential job and/or internship opportunities. 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 25th June 2018 Hannah posted in Events, Projects, Uncategorised

ECSA Conference 2018 – Citizen Science in Europe

The second European conference for citizen and participatory science, organised by the European Citizen Science Association – ECSA was held in Geneva this June. The three day event brought together some of the leading voices and minds in citizen science from across the globe to share ideas and learn from each other’s work. This international celebration of citizen science kicked off on Sunday 2nd with a Citizen Science Festival and Bioblitz for scientists and the public alike to get involved and explore the different projects that are going on throughout Europe and beyond.   Continue reading…

On 21st June 2018 Hannah posted in Uncategorised

D-NOSES – Putting odour on the map

Mapping for Change is delighted to be a partner in an exciting new EU-funded, three year project, D-NOSES, which aims to tackle odour pollution on a global scale. The project consortium, coordinated by the Ibercivis Foundation (Spain), have assembled a world-class partnership combining experts in Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), citizen science and co-creation, International Associations, odour scientists, local administration and public bodies. D-NOSES will put odour on the map and ultimately on the international agenda. 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…