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Community Consultation for Quality of Life (CCQOL) is a major research project to develop a new, map-based model of community consultation that takes place both online and face-to-face across the UK. Our aim is to let people input into digital maps so we can measure and assess the impact of changes to their neighbourhoods. Used alongside data that assesses social and environmental value, this will enable us to gather data continually so we can: get a holistic view of land use; promote the use of maps and open data for for democratic decision-making in planning; widen participation to tackle climate change and social justice issues.
On this website you will find information about the four pilot projects, as well as a review of current practice in community consultation and a programme of events.