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 Drew Mackie and David Wilcox May 2018 Drew Mackie and David Wilcox May 2018
  
-##Summary+##Developing the network
  
 //​Here'​s how we aim to build a network and to support Communities of Practice for people interested in maps, apps and storytelling.//​ //​Here'​s how we aim to build a network and to support Communities of Practice for people interested in maps, apps and storytelling.//​
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 +**Latest**
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 +* [[networks:​netmaps|How to build network maps article]] - with diagrams showing the process of gathering data, generating maps, and using them
  
 Over the past 18 months [[london:​exploration|we have explored]] how to use a range of methods to build more inclusive communities and stronger civic networks. At [[london:​march27event|an event in March 2018]] we began the process of building a learning network for those interested. Over the past 18 months [[london:​exploration|we have explored]] how to use a range of methods to build more inclusive communities and stronger civic networks. At [[london:​march27event|an event in March 2018]] we began the process of building a learning network for those interested.
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 The first step was, naturally enough, to build a map using a combination of the Sumapp survey tool and Kumu mapping software. [[cop:​londonmaps|Here'​s how we did that]]. The first step was, naturally enough, to build a map using a combination of the Sumapp survey tool and Kumu mapping software. [[cop:​londonmaps|Here'​s how we did that]].
  
-![](http://​socialreporter.co.uk.s3.amazonaws.com/​images/​londonmap/​lonmap5.jpg)+{{cop:​lonmap5.jpg}} 
  
 The next step is to invite people to the [Networked City online forum](https://​www.networkedcity.online) The next step is to invite people to the [Networked City online forum](https://​www.networkedcity.online)
  
-![](http://​socialreporter.co.uk.s3.amazonaws.com/​images/​NWCforum.jpg)+{{cop:​NWCforum.jpg}}
  
 Our aim is to use the map as the basis to build the network, because it shows people'​s interests and needs, and the connections that they have. We can ask people to add connections that they would like to make. Our aim is to use the map as the basis to build the network, because it shows people'​s interests and needs, and the connections that they have. We can ask people to add connections that they would like to make.
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 There'​s now scope to move from exploration to action by:  There'​s now scope to move from exploration to action by: 
  
-Helping develop and join up Communities of Practice through the forum and events +1. Helping develop and join up Communities of Practice through the forum and events 
-Connecting with the work of the new Hub for London +2. Connecting with the work of the new Hub for London 
-Practical demonstrations of mapping and network building.+3. Practical demonstrations of mapping and network building.
  
-##Joining up Communities of Practice and events+##1. Joining up Communities of Practice and events
  
 During our exploration we ran a [[events:​index|programme of events]] with the Our Way Ahead network. The tech coop Outlandish has started a wide-reach programme of events in its Space4 co-working space, bringing together many of these interests. There is a monthly meet up on [Mapping for Social and Political Change](https://​www.meetup.com/​Mapping-for-Social-and-Political-Change/​) During our exploration we ran a [[events:​index|programme of events]] with the Our Way Ahead network. The tech coop Outlandish has started a wide-reach programme of events in its Space4 co-working space, bringing together many of these interests. There is a monthly meet up on [Mapping for Social and Political Change](https://​www.meetup.com/​Mapping-for-Social-and-Political-Change/​)
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 Newspeak House, a community space for political technologies has a further programme of events, and hosted the [launch of Networked City](http://​www.connectinglondoners.blog/​2017/​london-as-a-networkedcity-gains-support-at-first-event-now) and our event on March 27 2018.  Newspeak House, a community space for political technologies has a further programme of events, and hosted the [launch of Networked City](http://​www.connectinglondoners.blog/​2017/​london-as-a-networkedcity-gains-support-at-first-event-now) and our event on March 27 2018. 
  
-At the March event we developed our first map of London ​mappers and network builders. About the same time Superhighways developed a map of people attending the voluntary and community sector tech camp. Drew Mackie designed both mapping surveys.+At the March event we developed ​[[cop:​londonmaps|our first map of mappers and network builders]]. About the same time Superhighways developed a map of people attending the voluntary and community sector tech camp. Drew Mackie designed both mapping surveys. 
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 +We are running a hands-on workshop on the evening of June 14 2018 at Outlandish, Finsbury Park, about how to create maps for network building. [Sign up is here](https://​attending.io/​events/​creating-maps-for-network-building)
  
 * [[london:​exploration|Networked City exploration]] * [[london:​exploration|Networked City exploration]]
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 * [Space4 co-working and events](http://​space4.tech) * [Space4 co-working and events](http://​space4.tech)
 * [Newspeak House](https://​www.nwspk.com) * [Newspeak House](https://​www.nwspk.com)
-* [[cop:​londonmaps|A first map of mappers and network ​builder]]+* [[cop:​londonmaps|A first map of mappers and network ​builders]]
  
-These events, further meet ups, the mp and forum now provide the basis for a learning network.+These events, further meet ups, the map and forum now provide the basis for a learning network.
  
-##Networks Partner role at the Hub+##2. Networks Partner role at the Hub
  
-David Wilcox, while member of the advisory group to the Hub for London, developed proposals on how to extend the hub by network building, and how to develop a community of pra ctice to support that.+David Wilcox, while member of the advisory group to the Hub for London, developed proposals on how to extend the hub by network building, and how to develop a community of practice ​to support that. [[cop:​copdevelopment|background here]].
  
 Many of these ideas are now recognised in the role of [[hub:​networkspartner|Networks Partner]] advertised by the Hub. The responsibilities are: Many of these ideas are now recognised in the role of [[hub:​networkspartner|Networks Partner]] advertised by the Hub. The responsibilities are:
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 See also ideas from Nicolas Fonty and Barbara Brayshay for a [Metropolitan Civic Platform](http://​networkedcity.london/​cop/​metro) See also ideas from Nicolas Fonty and Barbara Brayshay for a [Metropolitan Civic Platform](http://​networkedcity.london/​cop/​metro)
  
-We discussed these ideas further at [[london:​march27event|an event of March 27 2018]], and created a map of potential CoP members. We will shortly invite them to join our forum and develop CoP plans further. +##3. Demonstration projects
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-* [[cop:​londonmaps|Here'​s how we developed the map of London mappers and network builders]] +
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-##​Demonstration projects+
  
 At an event at Outlandish Space4 we developed ideas for building on the work of Justmap and JustSpace in mapping community campaigns, and network mapping undertaken by Drew Mackie and David Wilcox. At an event at Outlandish Space4 we developed ideas for building on the work of Justmap and JustSpace in mapping community campaigns, and network mapping undertaken by Drew Mackie and David Wilcox.
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 +Through events, the forum and work on the ground we aim to work with community activists and network builders - and then develop guides.
  
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 * [[cop:​copdevelopment|Background on development of the network and Communities of Practice]] * [[cop:​copdevelopment|Background on development of the network and Communities of Practice]]
- +* [[cop:​londonmaps|How we built our first map for the network]] 
 +* [Networked City forum](https://​www.networkedcity.online)
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