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New Paper shows how urban metabolism methods can improve quality of life in informal areas

on April 30, 2015 by Sven Eberlein articles and Tags: , , , , , with 0 comments

Cairo University Professor Dr. Sahar Attia and Associate Professor Dr. Heba Allah E. Khalil have just released their most recent research (Urban Metabolism and Quality of Life in Informal Areas) on using the urban metabolism methodology not only as a quantifying, analyzing tool to measure material flows in informal urban areas but as a more […]

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Dr. Heba Khalil presents Imbaba neighborhood in Cairo

on April 17, 2015 by Ecocitizen World Map News and Tags: , , , , , , , with 0 comments

Earlier this week, Dr. Heba Khalil from EWM’s Cairo team gave a fantastic presentation as part of our inaugural webinar on the important topic of research justice. We recorded her talk about her team’s challenges and successes in collecting data from and engaging with the community in Cairo’s Imbaba neighborhood, and wanted to share it […]

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EWM presents: A Research Justice Webinar with Dr. Heba Khalil of Cairo University

on March 30, 2015 by Ecocitizen World Map News and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

Cairo University team conducting citizen surveys in Imbaba. Ecocitizen World Map presents: A Research Justice Webinar with Dr. Heba Khalil of Cairo University The EWM team is excited to host Research Justice: A more equitable approach to data collection and use within the complex urban ecosystem, our inaugural webinar on the issue of research justice, […]

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EWM Projects Facilitator Ashoka Finley interviewed at COP20

on December 12, 2014 by Ecocitizen World Map News and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

Last week, EWM Projects Facilitator Ashoka Finley was interviewed at the United Nation’s COP20 Climate Change Conference about the Ecocitizen World Map Project, on the heels of the announcement of Lima becoming EWM’s newest pilot city. Translated into English from the original Spanish interview. COP20: What is the Ecocitizen World Map Project? Ashoka Finley: The […]

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EWM’s Kirstin Miller announces new pilot city Lima at COP20

on December 7, 2014 by Ecocitizen World Map News and Tags: , , , , , with 0 comments

On Monday, December 2nd 2014, Ecocity Builders Executive Director Kirstin Miller presented the Ecocitizen World Map Project at the US Center as part of the United Nations COP20 Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, announcing our new pilot city, Lima, in partnership with MINAM Peru and OAS. With an introduction by Andrew Griffin, The U.S. […]

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EWM releases project trailer!

on November 14, 2014 by Ecocitizen World Map News and Tags: , with 0 comments

The Ecocitizen World Map team just released a trailer for the project, as it has developed over these past 12 months. This video is a collection of images, clips, and interviews from the team’s work in the project’s first 3 pilot cities of Medellín, Casablanca, and Cairo. It provides a summary of this groundbreaking participatory […]

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Understanding your city by understanding its flow: towards Participatory Urban Metabolism Information Systems

on August 21, 2014 by Sven Eberlein articles, News and Tags: , , , , , , , , , with 0 comments

Exciting times for our EWM team! We are currently learning about, developing, and applying Urban Metabolism Information Systems (UMIS), a whole systems analysis that measures everything flowing into and out of a city over time and space. The UMIS methodology was developed by Dr. Sebastian Moffatt and proposes a standardized “source to sink” framework to […]

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Ecocitizen Report from Casablanca, Morocco

on August 11, 2014 by Ecocitizen World Map News and Tags: , , , , , , , , with 0 comments

The report from the data collected during the “Bootcamp” in the “Roches Noires” neighborhood of our pilot city Casablanca has just been released. See the results of our parcel audits and neighborhood archetypes, with an emphasis on water quality, food composition, and access to social services.

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Ecocitizen Report from Imbaba, Cairo

on July 23, 2014 by Ecocitizen World Map News and Tags: , , , with 2 comments

Our Cairo EWM team at the architectural department of Cairo University just completed their Ecocitizen Report of the Imbaba neighborhood. It’s a very insightful document, chronicling the amazing on-the-ground surveys and findings in great detail. Below is the full report, click here to download the pdf.

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Postcard from Medellin, Part 2: Are we better off being better off?

on May 15, 2014 by Sven Eberlein News and Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , with 0 comments

Postcard from Medellin, Part 2: Are we better off being better off? The desire to create comfort and security for ourselves probably counts as one of the most rudimentary motivations in the human reservoir of instincts. Building a safe nest is one of the impulses that not only transcends cultural boundaries but connects us to […]

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