The EcoCompass is a participatory course curriculum that has been designed to facilitate student understanding of and participation in several technical, community engagement, and planning processes. Participants learn GIS skills, mapping forms, data collection methods, ethical data processing, community engagement strategies, as well as community planning for solutions and implementation strategies.
The data, its assessment, and the interventions in response are documented through Urbinsight, building capacity in pilot cities for EcoCitizens to populate the platform with global data. In turn, Urbinsight provides a platform for training EcoCitizens, fostering a transition towards ecocities and building cooperation between them throughout the world. To learn more about the framework, methodologies and scope of engagement, take a look at the EcoCompass Compendium and our Urbinsight starter kit.