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Summer News!

Summer News and Events with Green Map
A Green Map Update!
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new office, new perspectives!

Green Map has ‘moved the mountain’. Yes, after nine years of great progress and global accumulation, we have moved into a new office in the same East Village neighborhood. We said goodbye to the Connelly Center, which is expanding its school into our former space, and relocated two blocks east. Overlooking a community garden and a lively urban streetscape, our new space brings us closer to our diverse community and local sustainability efforts. Our new address is 292 East Third St, #1A. We’ll be ready for visitors soon, and a fresh flock of summer interns is starting this week.

Projects this season include updating the Mapping our Common Ground book, which focuses on community mapping and grassroots sustainability. Created with Green Mapmakers in Cuba, Brazil, the US and Canada in 2006, much of the book will be completely revised with our network's involvement. The project is led by the great team at University of Victoria, and partly funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Our June 24 workshop in NYC builds on this project!

We’re also continuing work developing our research archive, shifting our mapping platform and gearing up for new road map (pictured above) and 20th anniversary activities developed by design student teams this spring. Yes, you can support our 20th year any time! Our board has expanded, too, adding Meredith Gray of the Coop School, Lela Prashad of NiJel, and Chelsea Wittman of Google. Our appreciation to outgoing board members Lara Penin and Randy Meech, too.

Thanks to his generous volunteering, our Board President Thomas Turnbull was recognized with the Mayor’s NYC Service certificate. Our director was honored as a  'Climate sHero' by Human Impacts Institute, along with a diversity of creative women. There’s a longer StoryCorps dialogue with the remarkable Jean Gardener, and a featured clip that highlights the work of Detroit Green Mapmaker, Deanne Bednar.

Hola LES! Design Research Mapping Tour

Wednesday June 24


Starts and ends at Siempre Verde Garden
181 Stanton St
Lower East Side

The gardens, parks and green spaces of Manhattan’s Lower East Side are cherished places. 

The Hola LES! project is designed to highlight both existing gardens and to elevate the potential of creating new green space in this community. In this way we can build a more inclusive, greener and resilient neighborhood, and develop new mapmaking techniques to share across the city and with the Green Map network.

This is the second of a series created with Alice Arnold, with the next workshop in August.

More info and photos;

Please RSVP - all ages are welcome. Email apple@greenmap.org


Women in Cartography: Celebrating 400 Years of Unsung Contributions to the Mapping World

Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education

Continues  in Maine until 10/8/15, then opens in Boston
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Our address is:
Green Map System
292 East 3rd Street, #1A
New York City, 10009
212 674 1631

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