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On 18th November 2019 Hannah posted in News, Projects, Uncategorised

Odour pollution in Uganda

Many towns and cities across the world are blighted by odour emitting activities which affect people’s quality of life. However, in Kampala, one source of odour is the illegal burning of waste which has real and direct impacts on people’s physical health.

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On 20th September 2019 Hannah posted in News, Projects, Uncategorised

Planting Healthy Air

Mapping for Change has teamed up with the environmental charity Trees for Cities and Lancaster University to launch an innovative new programme called “Planting Healthy Air in Schools” to help improve the air quality and outdoor experience of children and teachers in some of London’s most polluted schools.

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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…