Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Green Maps

A Quick History

Before there was a Green Map System there was an original Green Maps, the Green Apple Map of New York City. It was created by Wendy Brawer and Modern World Design and published twice in 1992. This map received a tremendously positive response from New Yorkers and other urban dwellers who wanted to replicate the project back home. These inquiries led Wendy to conceptualize a systematic, collaborative approach to mapmaking that would be useful to both residents and visitors in communities around the world.

These locally created maps chart the natural and cultural environment. Using adaptable tools and a shared visual language of Green Map Icons to highlight green living resources, Green Maps cultivate citizen participation and community sustainability in hundreds of places around the world.

I saw something for Austin...but nothing for Houston...hmmm....
Click here for list of US Green Maps

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