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Mapping civic environments is the first step to visualize various individuals, groups and organizations, their roles, relationships, influence and impact on the city’s climate neutrality transition journey. It is by this process, that cities are able to make informed decisions on whom to engage in a strategic manner. To enable cities in carrying out this process and move beyond the usual suspects, it is important to empower them with simple intuitive mapping tools and effective guidance on the do’s and don’ts to establish a systemic mapping approach.

This collection, provides a synthesized NZC Civic Engagement Mapping Tool and an additional range of curated mapping canvases which Transition Teams in the Mission Cities can implement in both physical and online workshop settings. These tools are delivered as a package with a 'Civic Engagement Mapping approach', which provides the guidebook to select, implement and mainstream mapping in city climate neutrality planning processes.

Together, the canvases and guidebook make up the ‘Civic Environment Mapping Service’ which is available on the NetZeroCities Portal.

Read before mapping: NZC Civic Environment Mapping Guide

Start your mapping process with this canvas: NZC Civic Environment Mapping Tool

Would you like to implement these canvases in an online workshop? Access them on Miro


Explore more canvases based on specific mapping needs:

A. Identifying and exploring stakeholders

This is the first step in stakeholder mapping processes. These processes are relatively quick to execute and provide a basic impression of relevant urban stakeholder mixes to be considered in the given project, initiative or action. As new insights are gathered and the context evolves, teams might want to update their maps to include new stakeholders or changing roles.

B. Analysing Interest and Motivation of Stakeholders

Once you have mapped your stakeholder ecosystems, these canvases can help you dive deeper into the characteristics of these stakeholders, what motivates to participate and identify key entry points for engaging them in the next steps.

C. Engaging Stakeholders and/or keeping them engaged

After analysing your stakeholders, you are ready to start your engagement or take your existing efforts to the next level. These canvases help structure and map out actions to realise this engagement.

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