Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science. Solid methodology is important for professional purposes, of course (see for heavy-duty mapping processes the CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping). Mapping is never done.

2018 219

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

It can be applied anywhere – from the local to the global – and could take many forms. They need to actively build mutual connections across their boundaries, so that true community networks emerge. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis.

2018 182

How to Create Live Maps of Conference Connections

Partnering Resources

I recently use a new tool called sumApp to map conference connections in real time. She was invited by Adam Herman, OACB’s Communications Director, who had heard her speak about networks. Why Use Network Maps? I’ve been doing network mapping now for about ten years.

2018 138

Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

People formed cross-functional teams (one was called the Lightening Bolts and used the flag to the right). They agreed to create a real-time map of all the relationships in the room. To help participants see how they might help each other, we used network visualization.

2018 130

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

It can be applied anywhere – from the local to the global – and could take many forms. They need to actively build mutual connections across their boundaries, so that true community networks emerge. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis.

2018 130

Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

They form the “ third places ” where individual citizens meet and mingle, get informed, learn, as well as form and share opinions. More Czech connections: mapping public library social innovation ecosystems together. Public libraries are cornerstones of civil society.

2019 207