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On 15th January 2019 Amy Dame posted in Uncategorised

Calling All Tower Hamleters!

As the Breathe Clean project comes to an end, Mapping for Change will be hosting a feedback session to present the findings of our 6-month air quality monitoring project. The event will consist of an in-depth discussion of the results and discuss the next steps we can all take to continue to make improvements to the borough of Tower Hamlets. Continue reading…

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 5th December 2018 Amy Dame posted in Uncategorised

CIVACT: Promoting civic engagement among youth through district development

Mapping for Change is working with four partners across Europe to address the lack of civic engagement among hard-to-reach youths in urban areas. CIVACT is a new EU-funded, two-year project which aims to empower young people to become protagonists through observing and analysing their neighbourhood’s resources and challenges and be the driving force for change.

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On 4th December 2018 Amy Dame posted in Projects

COMENSI – Bridging the gap between adults and civic engagement

We are delighted to announce that we are one of the official partners of Community Engagement for Social Inclusion (COMENSI), an EU project which aims to understand the lack of participation amongst adults, in formal consultations within deprived neighbourhoods.

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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 9th November 2018 Hannah posted in Uncategorised

WeGovNow meets Ministry of Sound

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…