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CPNM Research Seminar Series: Research Discussion on "How Community Mapping can support Community Engagement and Empowerment." with Dr. Seongho An, featuring Dr. Wansoo Im, Meharry Medical College

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

SPRING 2020 CPNM Research Seminar Series

Dr. Seongho An will facilitate a discussion with Dr. Wansoo Im of Meharry Medical College. The discussion will consider Dr. Im's research on "How Community Mapping can support Community Engagement and Empowerment."

Topic: Community Mapping: Community Engagement & Empowerment

About Wansoo Im:

Wansoo Im is one of the pioneers of community mapping in the United States. One of his well-known works is a community map of gas prices, which was created and maintained when Super Hurricane Sandy barrelled through the East Coast in late 2012, causing sharp shortages of gas. In response, he and local high school students created an “online gas station map”, which helped inform disaster response and gained public and media attention. Some of his community mapping projects in South Korea include: - Accessibility Map for Persons with Disabilities - 'Gwangjin-gu Bicycle Road Map' - 'Seongbuk-dong Hanok Map' - 'Roadkill Map' in Korean Express Highway - 'Map of Middle East Respiratory System - an online disease tracking system' - 'Accessibility Map for Persons with Disabilities was recently chosen as a creative idea to bring happiness to humankind in the Google Impact Challenge, a Google global contest. (From: "Today’s Library Magazine (December, 2017) by KorNationalean Central Library)


Research presentations will be hosted by the CPNM on most Wednesdays from January 15 – April 8, 2020. All faculty are invited to participate. Individual dates will be updated with topics as these become available. You are welcome to invite colleagues and students, as appropriate.

Weekly presentations will be delivered starting at 11:30 a.m., with discussion to follow. Feel free to bring your lunch. DPAC 451 (455* if available) is reserved at 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Skype Invitations Available - Email Justin Miller ( or Silvana Bustante (

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