To manage disaster risk in expanding urban areas, a deep understanding of the built environment is essential. The Open Cities Project, part of the Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI), has worked in three cities in South Asia to increase this understanding through community mapping and crowdsourcing activities. Now, the Open Cities team has shared their experiences and processes for creating a community mapping project in a newly released publication. This guide, Planning an Open Cities Project, walks the reader through project design and implementation, highlighting common challenges and lessons learned in community mapping.
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