uMap: Community Mapping with and for Children (United States) Visit Resource

Children, Youth and Environments Center for Research & Design, College of Architecture & Planning, University of Colorado Denver

United States

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The uMAP website is a clearinghouse of information on how to conduct community mapping with and for children and youth growing up in urban areas to promote social action and neighborhood change.

Maps tell stories about places and people’s connections to those places. uMAP is a unique civic engagement model that allows communities to use maps to share what they know about where they live. uMAP brings youth and adults together in partnership to give voice to youth perceptions and improve the quality of life for all citizens.

Keywords: Template or tool, child and youth participation, community development, academic research

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