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On 19th July 2019 Louise posted in Featured, News, Projects, Uncategorised

Science for My Health

Air pollution in Kampala is deteriorating at a concerning rate causing serious threat to the health of the population across the City. Children, older people and those with existing heart and lung conditions are among the most vulnerable and many of them are exposed to poor air quality during their daily commute to work and school. This is compounded by the fact that many schools are located near high traffic areas.

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On 5th July 2019 Maria posted in Projects, Uncategorised

Methods to engage youth in urban areas

Knowing what motivates the young people might be a difficult task, especially when we are trying to engage the most vulnerable ones in civic actions. The five partners of the CIVACT Erasmus+ project have selected a collection of good practices and approaches to reach and empower young people at risk of social exclusion within the context of urban development.

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On 25th February 2019 Hannah posted in Events, News, Projects, Training, Uncategorised

Urban Exploration in Islington

Mapping for Change began an exciting new project – Urbex – in September using urban exploration to engage disadvantaged young people in shaping their communities.

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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 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 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 19th December 2017 Louise posted in Events, Featured, Projects

Mapping For Change Pilot Projects In Malta

The Mapping for Change engagement process has been piloted in Malta through a series of Participatory GIS initiatives held from December 2016 to November 2017. The participatory mapping projects were carried out as part of a doctoral thesis by Wendy Jo Mifsud and formed part of a research project led by StudjUrban within the wider Design 4D City research programme of the Valletta 2018 Foundation.

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