By Making Hand-Drawn Maps of Their Slums in India, Kids Are Influencing Urban Planning Policies. Every kid likes to draw.
But in India, young people living in slums are using their sketching skills to spur urban change. As part of a broader civic campaign centered on "child clubs," groups of children are creating detailed "social maps" of their marginalized neighborhoods to voice their concerns about public space, as first reported in Citiscope, a CityLab partner site.
Since 2011, UNICEF has been encouraging kids to use mobile technology and open data to map environmental and health issues near their homes. But that technology isn't available to everyone. Instead, much of the child-led mapping campaign sweeping India today relies on old-school topography materials—paper and a rainbow-spectrum of markers. Teams of young mappers and adult facilitators spend roughly 45 days traversing their slums. "What they make is their dream aspirational map," Aishwarya Das Pattnaik, a staff member of Humara Bachpan, the organization leading the campaign, says. Dropcanvas - instant drag and drop sharing. Cowork on a Catamaran sailing the world with Cobat - The travel diary. At this point, we’ve heard it all: You can cowork in a castle, you can cowork in a van.
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Story by Arturo Casadevall, as told to Maryalice Yakutchik • Illustrations by Xiaohua Yang I traveled light when I moved earlier this year from New York. The walls of my office here are still bare, and I’m debating even hanging my diplomas—except for one I’m particularly proud to display: a degree in pest control operations. My father thought that killing rats would be a good way for me to make a living. Some 30 years later, I feel the same way about science and the way we prepare scientists. My goal is to put the Ph back into a PhD. Ambitious and provocative as revamping the PhD may sound, it’s actually just one part of a sweeping reform of scientifıc methodology, culture and structure that I am advocating.
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But buried deep in the 184-page letter was a surprising statement on urban planning. In a section of the document called “Ecology of Daily Life,” Francis focused on the importance of cities, neighborhoods and public spaces as places to create and preserve quality of life and a sense of belonging. He highlighted the need for better housing and to integrate slums and rundown neighborhoods “into a welcoming city.” He even touched on the need for better mass transit. (Read an excerpt of this section of the Pope’s letter here.) This week, Francis will dive even deeper into urban policy.