The cultural Ecosystem Services provided by the Hackney Wick, East London area were mapped using participatory methods. A pilot workshop was held in Hackney Wick in June 2014. A participatory mapping exercise was conducted with local residents to derive local community values. Multiple maps were printed, showing both an aerial and a street view. Residents were encouraged to use pens, sticker dots and post-it notes to annotate maps to show cultural services. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005) categorisation of cultural ecosystem services was utilised. Participants were asked to identify recreation uses, cultural uses and problem areas. The aim of this project was to combine cultural ecosystems mapping with cultural planning.
Middlesex University, hydrocitizenship
Which ecosystem services were focused on?:
- Sense of place/heritage
- Health and well-being
Aerial and Street View Map of Hackney Wick