RAPID APPRAISAL MAPPING
How to capture and why is it so important to understand people’s concerns
Interview with Maria Alonso
Street Mobility Project
Within the Street Mobility Project, Maria Alonso from Mapping for Change conducted rapid appraisal mapping in Southend-on-Sea (Essex, UK). This activity involves stopping people in the street and asking them to spend a little time sharing their local knowledge and experiences on a given topic. Participants were asked about areas they visited and liked, the routes they took, as well as those that they found problematic or avoided and the reasons why. We got insights into the barriers people encountered in relation to mobility and ‘walkability’ of specific areas, concerns about anti-social behaviour and street design.