CCQOL is a map-based model of community consultation. We believe that creating maps of local assets is a good way to involve the local community in the co-development of local knowledge, which can help make arguments for future improvements and development.
CCQOL builds on the University of Reading’s Mapping Eco Social Assets project, and will ask the local population to help create maps of their area, both in community spaces and online. The project will reference the Quality of Life Framework as a way of identifying aspects of an area that are important to their health and wellbeing. Information gathered will help to define social value, a term used to describe what happens when buildings, places and infrastructure support environmental, economic and social wellbeing, and in doing so improve people’s quality of life.