Quality of Life Mapping is a map-based approach to community engagement. It takes place online and face-to-face through community spaces, pop-ups and community spaces called urban rooms, and is combined with local and national data.
Our first project is with Harlow & Gilston Garden Town and is funded through the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Proptech 2 fund. Harlow & Gilston Garden Town will create exciting new communities in Harlow with many new homes. It will support regeneration of the Town Centre and provide new job opportunities, including the arrival of Public Health England’s new life-sciences facility.
Our role is to create an overview of what local people value, need and fear, based on a series of conversations with individuals and groups, backed up by the latest available local and national data.
The project was born out of the CCQOL (Community Consultation for Quality of Life) project, with pilots in Reading, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.