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 **Civic mapping and network building for a fair and inclusive city** **Civic mapping and network building for a fair and inclusive city**
  
-//Update: we'll have notes and ideas for action following on from this event early in April// +[Connecting Londoners](http:​//networkedcity.london/​london/​connectinglondoners) ​and [JustMap](http://​justplace-london.blogspot.co.uk) organised an event with Matt Scott, hosted by [Newspeak House](https:​//www.nwspk.com) on March 27 2018. The theme was Smart City meets Networked City:
  
-[Connecting Londoners](http://​networkedcity.london/​london/​connectinglondoners) ​and [JustMap](http://​justplace-london.blogspot.co.uk) are organising an event with Matt Scott, hosted by [Newspeak House](https://​www.nwspk.com) on March 27 2018, and a further event in April. Details below+> City Hall have launched a “listening exercise” to help the Chief Digital Officer Theo Blackwell ​and his Board fulfil the Mayor'​s aim of making London the world'​s leading Smart City.
  
-* [Register for the March 27 event](https://​www.eventbrite.co.uk/​e/​smart-city-meets-networked-city-tickets-43662602018) 
  
-In March and April we are running two events to explore how to combine the idea of Smart Cities with those of Networked ​Cities. +> We believe that a Smart City should also be a Networked ​City, where community-led mapping, ​technology and network-building combine ​to address social isolation ​and ensure an inclusive, fair society in a rapidly-changing world.
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-"The smart city concept integrates information and communication ​technology ​(ICT), ​and various physical devices connected to the network ​(the Internet of things or IoT) to optimize the efficiency of city operations ​and services and connect to citizens"​. [Smart City: Wikipedia](https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Smart_city).+
  
 Over the past year [we have explored](http://​networkedcity.london/​start) the idea of Networked City as a smart city that is sharing, participatory and inclusive. It's about connecting people using technology and also every other way in which we can support human interaction. Here's how Barcelona is addressing the challenge: [Building the Networked City From the Ground Up With Citizens](https://​www.shareable.net/​blog/​building-the-networked-city-from-the-ground-up-with-citizens). Over the past year [we have explored](http://​networkedcity.london/​start) the idea of Networked City as a smart city that is sharing, participatory and inclusive. It's about connecting people using technology and also every other way in which we can support human interaction. Here's how Barcelona is addressing the challenge: [Building the Networked City From the Ground Up With Citizens](https://​www.shareable.net/​blog/​building-the-networked-city-from-the-ground-up-with-citizens).
  
-###March 27+##March 27 programme and notes
  
-On March 27 we are running an event about civic mapping, networks and technology as components for a fair and inclusive Networked London. ​+###​Afternoon
  
-**In the afternoon** there will be workshop sessions about different methods of mapping, and how to meet the challenges of engagement and inclusion in the digital, networked age.+In the afternoon there were workshop sessions about different methods of mapping, and how to meet the challenges of engagement and inclusion in the digital, networked age.
  
-**In the evening** we'll discuss ​how to develop one or more Communities of Practice (CoP) and networks to learn together about developing a more networked city, and how to input to consultation about Smart City London.+We discussed in the workshop groups ​how mapping ​and network building tools can support cooperation between communitiesorganisations ​and citizens working for a fair and inclusive ​London.
  
-Before the event we'll start "​mapping the mappers"​ so we have map of who is doing what for the 27th, and the basis for a CoP and network.+**Learning for Action: ​ Nicolas Fonty** ​  
 +Challenges: ​ How do we learn together to create action? How do we share knowledge? ​  
 +Techniques: ​ A metropolitan civic school ​ as platform to share knowledge between communities and organise collaboration with universitiespractitioners ​and possibly local authorities.
  
-###April 19+* [Slides from Nicolas](http://​socialreporter.co.uk.s3.amazonaws.com/​docs/​march27notes/​nicolasCoP.pdf) 
 +* [Blog post by Nicolas](http://​justplace-london.blogspot.co.uk/​p/​civic-mappers.html)
  
-On April 19 2018 6.30-9pm ​we'll be running an event "​Smart ​and Networked" with [Outlandish at Space4](http://space4.tech/index.html)+**Engaging for action: ​ Barbara ​  ​Brayshay** ​  
 +Challenges: ​ How do we enable participation ​and above all inclusion of everyone in the Networked ​  
 +City? How to make participation attractive and meaningful ? How to make visible needs and aspirations of usually excluded groups ?   
 +Techniques ​Examples of innovative and inclusive engaging processes; in particular some civic mapping processes (including playful and artistic) ; addressing the demands/needs from specific communities (working class areas, minorities ...)
  
-"The Smart City connects things, the Networked City connects peopleThis event will explore the synthesis between these movements, and how we can combine technology and human interaction to create a modern capital that works for its inhabitants"​.+* [Notes from Barbara](http://​socialreporter.co.uk.s3.amazonaws.com/​docs/​march27notes/​engaging.pdf)
  
-###​Background+**Organising for Action: ​ Matt Scott** ​  
 +Challenges : how do we organise in the digital/​network age? How do we organise non-hierarchically? ​  
 +Techniques & issues: ​ theories of democratisation,​ existing networking tools, cooperative model, networks governance, taking collective decisions, data ownership, digital commons, ; mapping and other tools to support civic collective action 
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 +**Data for action: ​ David Kane and Mike Duggan (Royal Holloway)** ​  
 +Challenges: ​ Why is civic data important? What data is available? How can communities and citizens 
 +use data and make sense out of it?   
 +Issues: ​ Open data, contributed data, access to strategic data, data for justice, ​ data ownership, big 
 +(civic) data,  data analysis ​ (pedagogic, accessible) ,  data visualisations (pedagogic, accessible)... 
 + 
 +* [Notes from David and Mike](http://​socialreporter.co.uk.s3.amazonaws.com/​docs/​march27notes/​Dataforaction.pdf) 
 + 
 +**Understanding networks: ​ Steve Dale** ​  
 +Challenges ; Why is it important to understand networks?, What is the scale of the network map 
 +(individual,​ neighbourhood,​ metropolitan,​ thematic) How can networks strengthen relationships in the digital/​network age?  
 + 
 +* [Benefits of networks](http://​socialreporter.co.uk.s3.amazonaws.com/​docs/​march27notes/​Netbenefits.pdf) 
 +* [12 steps in setting up an online community](http://​socialreporter.co.uk.s3.amazonaws.com/​docs/​march27notes/​12steps.pdf) 
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 +**Network mapping: ​ Drew Mackie** ​  
 +Challenges: ​ What is the purpose of a network map, how will it be used and who is it for? Managing and maintaining netmaps. ​  
 +Techniques : Network surveys and participation. Making visible connections across civil society, finding the gaps, Automatic map generation through SumApp and Kumu 
 + 
 +* [Drew'​s slides online](https://​goo.gl/​qECFEC) 
 +* [Download slides as pdf](http://​socialreporter.co.uk.s3.amazonaws.com/​docs/​march27notes/​ContinuousNetworkMapping.pdf) 
 + 
 +###​Evening 
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 +In the evening we discussed how to develop one or more Communities of Practice (CoP) and networks to learn together about developing a more networked city, and how to input to consultation about Smart City London. 
 + 
 +* [Presentation from about Smart London from Dr Stephen Lorimer](http://​socialreporter.co.uk.s3.amazonaws.com/​docs/​march27notes/​smartcity.pdf) 
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 +Toby Laurent Belson spoke from the perspective of local communities,​ and Richard Lee, of Reclaim our Spaces, noted the following key points: 
 + 
 +* We are still not being listened to.  Communities are divided away from power and decision making and the charity sector is used as an instrument to do this. 
 +* Mapping has to make a change, or it means nothing. ​ For example, to stop local spaces from being merged or closed. ​  
 +* Smart City has all this technology, but it dwarves us.  If our data is gathered, what will it be used for? 
 +* When will GLA realise our numbers and not belittle us?  When will they listed to us and act upon what we say? 
 +* We have tried to use the mainstream media and the significant issues we raise are edited out.  This is why we need our platforms, to bring out the real stories. 
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 +###Mapping the mappers 
 + 
 +Before the event we started "​mapping the mappers",​ so we had a map of who is doing what for the 27th, and the basis for a CoP and network. That map now includes others interested in Networked City. [It is available here](https://​commonspace.co.uk/​map/​london-mappers),​ password protected, to those on the map. Screenshot below. 
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 +![](http://​socialreporter.co.uk.s3.amazonaws.com/​images/​Londonmap.jpg) 
 + 
 +###​Background ​to the event 
  
 Here's our poster describing making connections at different levels: Here's our poster describing making connections at different levels:
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 ![](http://​socialreporter.co.uk.s3.amazonaws.com/​images/​clposter.jpg) ![](http://​socialreporter.co.uk.s3.amazonaws.com/​images/​clposter.jpg)
  
-The events are partly ​a response to the new London Smart City initiative, where the team have asked for input to their current ["​listening exercise"​](https://​medium.com/​@SmartLondon/​a-smarter-london-together-listening-exercise-for-a-new-smart-london-plan-51be7d9ca203). We believe it is important that civil society organisations and citizens can contribute their perspective to plans that currently focus mainly on public and private sectors. ​+The March event was in part a response to the new London Smart City initiative, where the team have asked for input to their current ["​listening exercise"​](https://​medium.com/​@SmartLondon/​a-smarter-london-together-listening-exercise-for-a-new-smart-london-plan-51be7d9ca203). We believe it is important that civil society organisations and citizens can contribute their perspective to plans that currently focus mainly on public and private sectors. ​
  
 In particular we believe that digital technology can support methods to map local assets, connect Londoners, support creative collaborations,​ enable citizen-led action, and address social isolation. We've focussed on these opportunities over the past year in our [Networked City exploration](http://​networkedcity.london/​Start) - and argued that they should feature more prominently official plans for civil society infrastructure. ​ In particular we believe that digital technology can support methods to map local assets, connect Londoners, support creative collaborations,​ enable citizen-led action, and address social isolation. We've focussed on these opportunities over the past year in our [Networked City exploration](http://​networkedcity.london/​Start) - and argued that they should feature more prominently official plans for civil society infrastructure. ​
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 We think that [Smart City London should be a NetworkedCity](http://​www.connectinglondoners.blog/​2018/​why-smart-city-london-should-be-a-networkedcity-participatory-sharing) and there is scope for [joining up Smart City with other London plans](http://​www.connectinglondoners.blog/​2018/​lots-of-plans-affecting-london-civil-society---now-we). We think that [Smart City London should be a NetworkedCity](http://​www.connectinglondoners.blog/​2018/​why-smart-city-london-should-be-a-networkedcity-participatory-sharing) and there is scope for [joining up Smart City with other London plans](http://​www.connectinglondoners.blog/​2018/​lots-of-plans-affecting-london-civil-society---now-we).
  
-The March event is also an opportunity to bring together different methodologies that support our approach: on the one hand social network mapping and analysis, on the other using geographic mapping as a participatory cartographic tool for exploring less tangible social infrastructure,​ place making, community engagement and empowerment.+The March event was also an opportunity to bring together different methodologies that support our approach: on the one hand social network mapping and analysis, on the other using geographic mapping as a participatory cartographic tool for exploring less tangible social infrastructure,​ place making, community engagement and empowerment.
  
 Here's how Nicolas Fonty and Barbara Brayshay of [JustMap](http://​justplace-london.blogspot.co.uk) are working with Reclaim our Spaces to map community spaces under threat. [Full screen map here](https://​justplace.carto.com/​viz/​57683209-6517-4bc2-9c67-a679aac75f58/​embed_map) Here's how Nicolas Fonty and Barbara Brayshay of [JustMap](http://​justplace-london.blogspot.co.uk) are working with Reclaim our Spaces to map community spaces under threat. [Full screen map here](https://​justplace.carto.com/​viz/​57683209-6517-4bc2-9c67-a679aac75f58/​embed_map)
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 We'll be running further events for the Community of Practice, and developing an online collaboration platform. We'll be running further events for the Community of Practice, and developing an online collaboration platform.
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-##March 27 event details 
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-###Location 
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-Newspeak House  ​ 
-133 Bethnal Green Road,  
-London E2 7DG 
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-###Agenda 
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-1400-1730: workshop and mapping exercises 
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-* Presentations about civic mapping and social network mapping 
-* Who is undertaking civic mapping in London - results of our map-building exercise 
-* Hand-on learning about different mapping techniques ​ 
-* Group discussions about mapping and network-building 
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-1730-1830 networking and refreshments 
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-1830-2100 panel discussion with speakers about Smart City, Connecting Londoners and civic mapping plus some group work.  
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-* [Register for the event](https://​www.eventbrite.co.uk/​e/​smart-city-meets-networked-city-tickets-43662602018) 
  
 ##Reference ##Reference
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