Mobile City Science

Arguing Spatially

New Neighborhood Maps will support young people to show and say something new about their neighborhoods. Two examples of creating new neighborhood maps are below:

In the neighborhood, participating youth will produce GPS drawings with GPS devices in hand (e.g., Lauriault & Wood, 2009). GPS drawings are novel messages or images written or drawn at the scale of the neighborhood chosen and produced by youth. After walking or biking these new messages or images, the GPS tracks are loaded into a GIS and shared with the group.
As a neo-geography practice, young people will learn about the emerging affordances of these mapping tools for showing affective responses to the places in which they live.