To help facilitate the project process we are tailoring facilitation tools such as:
- H-forms for monitoring and evaluation,
- Community Mapping for getting a picture of the areas past, present and future,
- Timelines to understand the past and help prioritizing what needs to and or what could happen first and
- Action Planning Matrices to develop detailed plans for action for positive change into the future.
Community Mapping Framework:
- We are gathering local knowledge and aspirations about the past, present and future by meeting people out and about as well as facilitating participation online.
- We are using a combination of different types of maps to facilitate two way communication.
- We will use OS maps to facilitate and document communicate with East Lothian Council
- Google Maps and other free maps for facilitating and documenting communicating and with the public.
- UMapper for enabling people to map their own knowledge, views and ideas
- MapMaker to bridge communication of maps between all stakeholders
Why do you need a map?
“Maps can show you where you are.
But a good map can show you where you want to go and how to get there”
- We have been integrating mapping into all working groups from Food and Energy and Transport – as the basis for the 2025 Mapping and Action Plan Project.
- We have been introducing ways to use maps with each of the working groups.
- The 2025 Mapping and Action Planning Project‘s main objective is to map the past, present and the future regarding all aspects of our lives in order to understand, learn and plan for the future beyond fossil fuels.
- Our 2025 Mapping programme is: Through Autumn we have been mapping past, present and future regarding food. Through the winter we are focusing on Energy Efficiency and generation. Through Spring we will look to assist the Transportation Group and also map the sorts of things the 2025 project needs to map.
- Through the spring and summer we will develop draft 2025 Maps for Food, Energy, Transport, and other resources and topics such as Health, Education (based upon local and some expert knowledge if required) to then take back out to consultation and to enable people to have their say about action plans to achieve the future vision maps.
- Susan Guy is designing the mapping tools based upon past experience on the ground facilitating Community Mapping and Action Planning (15 years of it) and Philip Immirzi is our technical person who is working to make it possible.
- Most of our consultation however, is and will continue to be, out and about meeting people. Only a small percentage of people will actually map online. Our energy needs to focus more on getting out and about Ward 7 – on foot. We can not expect people to come us either in meetings or online.
For more information about these tools see: Community Mapping