Join us online for to learn from mapping experts about how they use and think about the role that maps can play in community-driven action and advocacy on issues of environmental and spatial justice.
Why do maps matter?
Participatory asset mapping allows communities to take a strengths-based and place-based approach to community development. Maps that highlight the availability or lack of community assets can present a powerful tool, when trying to make a case for needed policy, whether locally or on a state level. Community-engaged mapping is a group mapping exercise designed to answer specific research questions and gather feedback from community members (who live, work or attend school in the area), for the purpose of developing place-based planning, policy and interventions.
Learn more at this free public event, featuring:
- Andrew Curley
- Lucas Larochelle
- Verónica Vélez
Western Washington University, Latinx Critical Theory / Radical and Tactical Cartography
- Fatima Maswood
Rhode Island School of Design
This is a collaborative effort between the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences School of Natural Resources and the Environment.