Mar 01 2018

ISPM conference 2019: Let the people map

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Aalto University, Espoo, Finland | 17-19 June 2019

Organized for the second time, the International Society of Participatory Mapping (ISPM) conference brings together scholars, planners and practitioners working with participatory mapping and spatial participatory methods. Hosted by Aalto University in Finland, the 2019 conference provides a platform for presenting the most recent advances within the field of participatory mapping, and initiating discussion on the current state and future directions of the research.

Rapidly increasing applications of participatory mapping methods within and beyond academia challenge the community to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration and to advance the circulation of good practice. With the theme “Let the people map”, the ISPM 2019 conference invites us to approach these questions with a special focus on novel ways of facilitating dialog between participatory mapping researchers and practitioners beyond academic settings.

Topics of the 2019 conference include:

  • Participatory mapping methodology and analytics
  • Participatory mapping technologies
  • Public participation
  • Planning support systems
  • Urban, regional and transportation planning
  • Indigenous mapping
  • Natural resource management and conservation
  • Participatory mapping for health and wellbeing
  • Mapping in person-environment research
  • Accessibility and mobility
  • Perceived environmental quality
  • Mapping ecosystem services and landscape values
  • Geodesign
  • Good practice and ethics of participatory mapping

Target audience

The conference is targeted for academics, government agencies, NGOs, students and anyone interested in advancing knowledge about participatory mapping methods and promoting the use of these methods in research and practice.

Save the date – we are looking forward to meeting you in June 2019.

Call for sessions ends in August 2018

Call for abstracts ends in November 2018