Creative community mapping

Armstrong, Helen (2008) Creative community mapping. In Sofoulis, Zoe, Armstrong, Helen, Bounds, Michael, Lopes, Abby, & Andrews, Tara (Eds.) Out and About in Penrith: Universal Design and Cultural Context: Accessibility, Diversity and Recreational Space in Penrith. Centre for Cultural Research, University of Western Sydney and Penrith City Council, Sydney, N.S.W, pp. 31-45.

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Communities are highly complex and use diverse ways of seeing the physical world. In terms of using public open space, there are significant differences between the elderly, youth, and children. As well, communities consist of numerous different cultural groups who traditionally have different ways of enjoying public open space. Parks and open space are embedded within localities by more than their physical qualities. They also include collective and individual memories, activities and relationships. In this context, there may be concealed or little understood barriers to the use of such space. How does one reveal such complex cultural information? There is a range of conventional ways of gaining information using techniques such as surveys, focus groups, and interviews; however certain groups are not well served by these techniques, in particular children, and people with a non-English speaking background. To address this planners have undertaken workshops that involve various collective activities including design games and community mapping.

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