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Participatory mapping for transformation: multiple visual representation of foodscapes and environment in informal settlements in Nairobi

Ahmed, S; Haklay, ME; Allen, A; Tacoli, C; Simiyu, E; Davila, J; (2015) Participatory mapping for transformation: multiple visual representation of foodscapes and environment in informal settlements in Nairobi. In: Malleson, N and Addis, N and Durham, H and Heppenstrall, A and Lovelace, R and Norman, P and Oldroyd, R, (eds.) Proceedings of GIS Research UK (GISRUK). (pp. pp. 14-19). GIS Research UK (GISRUK): Leeds, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Although branded as ‘obstructionists’ and major agents of ‘disease and filth’ by city authorities, food vendors remain the pivotal node in the local food system in most informal settlements; therefore, their interaction with the environment and infrastructure services, and challenges they face to keep the food safe to eat, requires further grounded exploration. Food vendors from informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya, who are acting as mappers and change agents, are building multi-layered views of places through the deliberative process of knowledge coproduction by participatory sensing, which lead to opportunities and challenges to improve those places.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Participatory mapping for transformation: multiple visual representation of foodscapes and environment in informal settlements in Nairobi
Event: GIS Research UK 2015 (GISRUK2015) held at the School of Geography, University of Leeds, on 15-17 April 2015
Location: University of Leeds
Dates: 15 April 2015 - 17 April 2015
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.1491375
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1491375
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Open Access paper published under a CC BY 4.0 International licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Keywords: Volunteered Geographic Information, food vending, Nairobi, participatory mapping, participatory sensing.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Development Planning Unit
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1478412
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