The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP)
The AEMP is a data-visualization, data analysis, and storytelling collective documenting dispossession and resistance upon gentrifying landscapes around the world. The group produces digital maps, oral history work, film, murals, and community events visualizing aspects of and relationships between global capital, real estate, technocapitalism, and political economy. Mapping Action Collective has collaborated with the AEMP to support the Evictorbook project and the Covid 19 Tenant Protections Map.
Street Roots is a nonprofit organization in Portland, Oregon, that publishes a weekly alternative newspaper sold by people experiencing homelessness and poverty to earn an income. They also publish the Rose City Resource, a comprehensive booklet of services for people experiencing homelessness and poverty in the Portland area. Mapping Action Collective teamed up with Street Roots to develop the Rose City Resource Online, a digital version of the booklet, that can be quickly updated, and includes a map and search engine.
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
APANO unites Asians and Pacific Islanders to build power, develop leaders, and advance equity through organizing, advocacy, community development, and cultural work. Mapping Action Collective has partnered with APANO to do several cultural resource mapping projects, including a walking map of important community resources and places of identity in Portland’s Jade District, and a community power map from APANO community in Washington County.
Bark is a watchdog group monitoring and protecting Mt. Hood National Forest and surrounding federal lands. They ground-truth timber sales in these public lands, noting the markings in the forest and calling attention to discrepancies between action on the ground and agency documents. They also do restoration work in partnership with Mapping Action Collective, Portland State University, and the U.S. Forest Service to identify & prioritize existing and potential habitat in Mt. Hood National Forest that could support the reintroduction of beaver, a keystone species in the area.
Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP)
WRAP is a coalition of social justice organizations across the West Coast who collaborate to expose and eliminate the root causes of homelessness and poverty, empower communities to demand protection of civil and human rights, and advocate for restoring federal funding for affordable housing. Mapping Action Collective collaborates with WRAP members in Portland to study the negative impacts of enhanced service districts (ie Portland Clean and Safe), where private landowners and businesses pay for additional policing, prosecution, and graffiti removal around their properties.
NCA is a non-profit that works to bring the latest research, science and policy forward to solve difficult air quality problems in the Portland region. Mapping Action Collective partnered with NCA to create the Potential Diesel Impacts mapping tool, which helps people visualize the potential diesel impacts on air quality in their neighborhoods.