Civic Innovation Challenge – Mapping2

Posted April 11, 2022

Dr. Yanni Loukissas’s research is featured in “BIPOC Youth Learn Map-Making to Build Disaster Resilience,”

According to the Government Technology portal Dr. Loukissas explains ” In this program, we are developing a curriculum based on previous work our co-principal investigator Nisha Botchwey did to develop a youth advocacy program, called Youth Engagement and Action for Health (YEAH!), for middle school students around healthy communities. The new program will focus on disaster resilience and integrating community mapping workshops using Map Spot. Map Spot came out of a collaboration between data artist Jer Thorp and me to develop local spaces for grass-roots map-making, where people can creatively and collaboratively explore data. Map Spot empowers people to understand, but also challenge and even redefine the stories that maps and data tell about their lives and about the places they live. Youth will use Map Spot to develop and present infrastructure recommendations that can make their communities more resilient in the face of intersecting disasters.”

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