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  • D-NOSES – Tackling Odour Pollution Across Europe

    D-NOSES – Tackling Odour Pollution Across Europe

    D-NOSES will change the way in which odour pollution is currently addressed at all levels of government. The project will share expert scientific knowledge in odour detection and measurement with the public to build an evidence base.

  • Breathe Clean – Citizen Science in Tower Hamlets

    Breathe Clean – Citizen Science in Tower Hamlets

    Breathe Clean will be providing Tower Hamlets residents with the materials & training needed to monitor nitrogen dioxide levels around the places that matter to them. Participants will measure the air quality at a number of locations over a period of six months, to get a more granular picture of the situation in the borough. The data from the Breathe Clean project will be made available on Mapping for Change’s community maps webpage. 

  • Mapping the Pathway to Equalities

    Mapping the Pathway to Equalities

    There are around 30,000 Gypsies and Travellers in London. Their culture and traditions have developed through a nomadic way of life over centuries. However, across the country the community face an uncertain future. With some of the poorest social outcomes of any group in Britain the burgeoning cuts to public services will have a disproportionate effect on the community.

  • Love Lambeth Air

    Love Lambeth Air

    Love Lambeth Air provided local people with the materials and support required to collect measurements for nitrogen dioxide across a number of streets in Lambeth, providing a detailed picture of air quality in their local area.

  • WeGovNow


    WeGovNow is a three year research and innovation project focusing on civic participation in local government. It aims to change the relationship between citizens and local governments, transforming the citizen’s role from customer into partner. This is to be achieved with the development of a single community engagement platform, where citizens can interact with their governments and participate in local decision-making.

  • Ramp It Up!

    Ramp It Up!

    ‘Ramp It Up’ was a social media campaign aiming to increase awareness about the barriers people with limited mobility face on a daily basis. We called on communities to help their towns and cities become more wheelchair friendly by encouraging shops, restaurants or any building open to the public to use portable wheelchair ramps if more permanent solutions cannot be made.

  • Design for Wellbeing

    Design for Wellbeing

    Design for Wellbeing is a multidisciplinary research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The project aims to investigate ‘community severance’; the concept that major transport infrastructure, such as busy roads, can negatively influence elderly people’s physical and psychological wellbeing, by segregating their community and restricting their mobility.

  • Southwark New Homes

    Southwark New Homes

    In early 2015, Southwark Council commissioned Mapping for Change to build an online Community Map to aid and support the work of the Council, in its pledge to build 11,000 new homes over the next thirty years.

  • MyAccessible.EU


    MyAccessible.EU is a three year research project funded by the European Commission. It aims to make cities’ built environment more accessible for disabled and older people by challenging social attitudes, raising awareness and delivering assistive mobile applications. These mobile applications will provide tools for collectively gathering and sharing information about accessibility of public spaces.

  • Science in the City

    Science in the City

    Science in the City is a project that is being carried out with residents in the Barbican and Mansell Street, in the City of London. Residents are using low-tech tools to measure Nitrogen Dioxide and particulates.

  • Eco21.PL


    Funded under the Swiss Block Grant, Mapping for Change in collaboration with the Centre for Training and Personal Development MERITUM, the Cultural Authority City of Gardens and Highways 4 Elements carried out a two year training programme in the Silesia region of Poland.

  • Active CiTizenship and Social Housing (ACtS)

    Active CiTizenship and Social Housing (ACtS)

    As part of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, Mapping for Change were chosen to represent the UK in a learning exchange project with the University of Udine (Italy) and the University of Oulu (Finland).

  • How to Spend a Million? Northfleet Big Local Trust

    How to Spend a Million? Northfleet Big Local Trust

    In 2012, the Big Lottery Fund in England invested £1 million in 150 neighbourhoods for its Big Local initiative. Northfleet, Kent, was one of the first 50 to be selected. The grant aimed to equip local communities with skills and tools to identify key areas and issues where action was reqiored in their area.

  • Citizen Science Used to Map Community Air Quality

    Citizen Science Used to Map Community Air Quality

    In 2009, Mapping for Change supported communities across London to measure and map local air quality. Use of a ‘citizen science’ approach meant local residents in seven locations were able to collect data, then see the real results of their monitoring activities, and subsequently embark on a campaign to see the serious results addressed.

  • Local Schools for Local Children

    Local Schools for Local Children

    A group of parents from East Finchley were frustrated with the lack of good community secondary schools in their area and decided to unite and demand for a change. The group, Local Schools for Local Children, expanded, and has now more than 1,000 supportive local parents, who are campaigning for a new Free School – The Archer Academy.

  • UK Climate and Community Action Map

    UK Climate and Community Action Map

    Mapping for Change produced a Climate and Community Action Map, to inform people about initiatives happening in their local area. As there are thousands of organisations and projects that could be displayed, there is no one organisation that has a comprehensive list so any mapping will need to rely on local people’s knowledge and readiness to add their work to the map.

  • Royal Docks Noise Mapping

    Royal Docks Noise Mapping

    The Royal Docks in Newham, east London, sits along the bank of the river Thames and was historically a gateway between London and its global markets. London City Airport (LCA), constructed in 1986, is located in the heart of the community and principally serves the financial districts of London.

  • Pepys Air Quality

    Pepys Air Quality

    The Pepys Estate in Deptford, south London, is a predominately 1960’s housing estate on the banks of the Thames, characterised by tower blocks and social housing. Situated near a busy thoroughfare and surrounding an industrial site, the estate suffers a variety of urban environmental issues.

  • Putting Ourselves on the Map

    Putting Ourselves on the Map

    Mapping for Change in collaboration with the Humanities Education Centre (HEC) and local specialist on learning and ‘place’ Maggie Hewitt, worked with three schools in Tower Hamlets (Columbia School Community Map, Arnhem Wharf School Community Map and John Scurr School Community Map) to pilot a brand new process in which Year 4 pupils develop personalised maps of their local area with their own likes, memories and views on change.

  • Hackney Wick Community Map

    Hackney Wick Community Map

    Hackney Wick is a community situated on the boundary of the 2012 Olympic Park within the London Borough of Hackney. Hackney Wick is just one of the many communities facing considerable change as a result of major development and regeneration plans. Developments to the Olympic site resulted in the loss of facilities used by local residents, such as the local playing field and allotments. There was continued mixed sentiment about the development and the legacy which they were to inherit.

  • Map Link

    Map Link

    Map Link enabled students from the Lycee Djignabo High School in Ziguinchor, Senegal to share and exchange perceptions about their local environment with students from Fortismere school in London, UK.