and its capacity for social change/organizing. While it lacks the depth of a real case study, it points in the right direction. I particularly find value in this use. Via-Mediashift "A project of Köln 2020 which allows users to document and map what they refer to as "architectural or social deficiencies" around the German city. This could range from potholes to graffiti to sound pollution. The project, led by Professor Georg Trogemann at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, seeks to encourage an inclusive conversation about how Köln can be improved and what improvements should take priority."
Community organizers and the public at large are finding increasing uses for providing aggregated feedback to urban planners and local governments using maps. We expect to see more transactional, measurable and actionable uses.