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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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 Imbaba, Cairo

on July 23, 2014 by Ecocitizen World Map News and Tags: , , , with 2 comments
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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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Ecocitizen Map Project Slideshow: Casablanca, Cairo and Medellín

on May 5, 2014 by Ecocitizen World Map News and Tags: , , , , , , with 2 comments
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See the photos from the Ecocitizen Team’s recent trip around the world – Morocco, Egypt, and Colombia – conducting trainings on community mapping. Also includes pictures from the World Urban Forum 7 in Medellín.

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Ecocitizen World Map Project Citizen Bootcamps Begin!

on March 8, 2014 by Ecocitizen World Map News and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

Our first bootcamps in two of our pilot cities are starting soon: Ecocitizen World Map Project Citizen Bootcamps Cairo, Egypt: March 24, 25 Casablanca, Morocco: March 28-30 The Ecocitizen World Map Project Bootcamps will be bring university students together with citizens and community organizations to learn and apply geographic information and GPS tools, along with […]

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EWM Pilots in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) Region and in Medellin, Colombia

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

The EcoCitizen World Map Project provides tools and data for sustainable development at the urban level and tests a replicable methodology to link community crowd-sourced data and information to national, regional and global data sets. The Project will demonstrate the efficacy of crowd-sourced data at the neighborhood scale and provide tools and training to citizens, […]

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