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DPU staff launch ReMapRisk - a community-led mapping platform

DPU staff launch ReMapRisk - a community-led mapping platform applied in Freetown and Karonga developed to document risk accumulation cycles and to support grounded and informed action planning.

ReMapRisk

6 July 2018

ReMapRisk: Participatory mapping to disrupt urban risk traps

ReMapRisk is a community-led mapping methodology developed in the context of Urban ARK by a team led by Prof. Adriana Allen at the DPU in collaboration with SLURC and the University of Mzuzu together with local communities. Tits application in Freetown (Sierra Leone) and Karonga (Malawi) offers a means of documenting cycles of urban risk accumulation or ‘risk traps’ to support grounded and informed action planning.

The tool allows users to interrogate and visualize specific enquires on the hazard profile, vulnerabilities and capacities to act of city dwellers and various support organisations, it also brings to the fore the voices and experiences of those directly affected by risk traps and their perspectives on the type of actions required.

ReMapRisk DEMO


You can access both platforms through the links below:

ReMapRisk Freetown

ReMapRisk Karonga

Enquires and requests for further information can be addressed to Prof. Adriana Allen (a.allen@ucl.ac.uk)

CITATION

Allen, A., Koroma, B., Lambert, R. and Osuteye, E. in collaboration with Hamilton, A. (technical platform assemblage) and Kamara, Macarthy, J., S., Sellu, S. and Stone, A. (coordination community-led data collection) (2018) ReMapRisk Freetown. Online platform produced for Urban Africa Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) [https://www.urbanark.org/] ESRC/DFID Grant No. ES/L008777/1.

Allen, A., Lambert, R., Manda, M. and Osuteye, E. in collaboration with Hamilton, A. (technical platform assemblage) and Bwanali, B, Manda, F., Gondwe, J. and Gondwe, M. (coordination community-led data collection) (2018) ReMapRisk Karonga. Online platform produced for Urban Africa Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) [https://www.urbanark.org/] ESRC/DFID Grant No. ES/L008777/1.