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On 16th July 2019 Hannah posted in Uncategorised

Community Engagement for Social Inclusion

Social division is, undoubtedly, a growing issue faced by populations at the local, national and international scales. That said, one should not feel completely hopeless. For instance, in the face of Brexit, UK’s government published a strategy for ‘Integrated Communities’ to ensure that the country remains a place where ‘people live, work, learn and socialize together, […] whatever their backgrounds’. 

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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 2nd July 2019 Maria posted in Uncategorised

Discrimination in London schools against Gypsies and Travellers

On the 26th of June, London Gypsies and Travellers held an insightful exhibition, ‘Mapping the Histories of London’s travellers’, which shed light on the unique contributions made by Romany Gypsies, Irish Travellers and Travelling Showpeople to London’s social, economic and cultural life since the 19th century. Centred around the geography of nomadic life in London over time, the exhibition uncovered the ways in which the histories of Gypsies and Travellers are directly tied to the evolution of London.

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On 29th May 2019 Hannah posted in News, Uncategorised

Tackling odour pollution

In April 2018, Mapping for Change embarked on an ambitious three year research project to tackle odour pollution on a global scale, working with 15 partners from across Europe and beyond. Now over a year into the project we are looking for neighbourhoods in the UK who are affected by odour issues to come on board and join us in this exciting project.

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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 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 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…