Cardiff Green Maps

Posted on January 30, 2012

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At last Thursday’s Cardiff Transition Show and Tell, Sam Holt outlined one of the group’s most recent projects – Cardiff’s Green Map System

The group aim to make an interactive map of the city, including green projects, community spaces, shops and other similar locations. The map will be produced using the Open Green Map interactive tool which is developed in New York. Transition Llandrindod and Sustainable Swansea already use the tool. Maps can be searched or narrowed down by interest and so far the Cardiff list is over 240 and still growing.

Green Map logo

Cardiff Transition are also planning a map of potential growing spaces in the city. Michele Fitzsimmons is leading the project which will include anything from disused verges to potential space for roof gardens and vertical growing. The group are hoping it will be a good way of people getting together to grow on land in their neighbourhoods once they find they weren’t the only ones thinking it was going to waste.

Anyone with anything to add to the Green Maps can email sam[at] transition [dot] org [dot] uk with suggestions. Also they are looking for more people to join the mapping team and input data.

The Transition movement is a global network aiming build community resilience in the face of peak oil. With a focus on sustainability, groups have formed in many villages, towns and cities where people are working together on a variety of projects around building community, tackling economic hardships and climate change.

Thanks to Green Map System for the logo.

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