Mapping for Change has won the 2013 UCL Social Enterprise Project of the Year Award for its’ innovative work using on-line mapping with local communities and on ‘citizen science’.Read More»
In September of last year Louise Francis, Director of MfC, went out to Udine to deliver a seminar and training session to students from the University of Udine, visiting students from the University of Oulu and employees of Vicin di Casa, a local not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to promote and facilitate access to housing by migrants. Students who attended came from courses on social work, and technology and education.Read More»
Partners from the University of Udine and University of Oulu joined us for a two days seminar that ran from the 17th-18th May and formed part of the ‘Active Citizenship in Social Housing (ACts)‘ project, funded under the Grundtvig Life Long Learning Programme. The seminar provided an opportunity for partner institutions to learn more about Mapping for Change’s use of participatory mapping with communities in the UK.
Over the past 6 months, we have been working with researchers at UCL Development Planning Unit , extending our Hackney community map and adding functionality that allow it to host the outputs of participatory video. The work was carried out with the local community and shows different aspects of the use of Hackney marshes and the area around it.Read More»
The UK Climate Action Map, a new interactive resource, is now on-line and under development. We have set this up for the Communities and Climate Action Alliance and it is being taken forward with the Low Carbon Communities Network. The map can be seen at www.communitymaps.org.uk/ukclimateaction.Read More»
Mapping for Change Noise Maps are being used by the Royal Docks community to convey their concerns over noise levels generating from London City Airport to the GLA Environment Committee.Read More»
The video clip above shows the work that we’ve carried out during the UrbanBuzz project that we completed in December 2008, and which led to the creation of Mapping for Change. The video shows the work that we’ve been doing in Hackney Wick, where we collected local information about community resources that were lost to the Olympic site.
The video features Theo, our intern, who explains how the map was compiled and how it was constructed. You can see how engaged the local participants are in the process of mapping. One of the important aspect for us is to engage all members of the communities, from a wide range of ages – and in this case, local memories where captured on the map!