Author Archives: mentalmapping

Ken White interview Sept 2011

Ken White interview Ken White is a widely published author of local environmental, social and geographical issues. For much of his adult life Ken has cycled around the south London area collecting snippets of information and drawing the scenery in … Continue reading

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Alien Invaders: Did Darwin get it wrong then?

The concept of an alien species, and therefore one deemed fit for eradication, presupposes that the decision to classify such flora and fauna as invasive is made by ‘experts’ and therefore correct. There are currently 834 species on the ISSG … Continue reading

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The Bruise – Booth’s poverty mapping as art

Charles Booth’s poverty map of London in 1898 depended on a strict colour legend to depict deprivation in the capital. Taken as a whole, the map reveals concentrated areas of poverty, the most extreme in black, to create a picture … Continue reading

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Mapping with intent

In Kevin Lynch’s 1960 ‘Image of the City’ the study sample is asked to draw a map of their district and include within it not roads and place names but paths they walk and places they meet and frequent. Lynch’s … Continue reading

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Ravensbourne Walk – summer 2010

After a gruelling few hours clearing Himalayan Balsam, a non-indigenous invasive species, out of the river banks on the Ravensbourne at the Meadows Estate in June 2010, a small group of us sat on the grass verge by Bromley Road … Continue reading

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Ethical Mindfulness, a review of Cloke and Jones

Critical Review of: ‘Grounding Ethical Mindfulness for/in Nature: Trees in their places’ by Paul Cloke and Owain Jones Ethics, Place and Environment, Vol 6, No.3, 195-214 Introduction The relationship that society has with trees can be one of enchantment and … Continue reading

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Ravensbourne catchment

The Ravensbourne is a spring-fed stream that rises to the south of Keston at Caesar’s Well (TQ 417637) on the north (dip) slope of the North Downs and flows northwards through the boroughs of Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich to join … Continue reading

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