Creative mapmakers in the United States can start their own projects to make the most of the green space they find.
The Green Design Lab is an online community that brings together designers and artists with a passion for green technology.
The Lab is a platform where designers can upload their ideas and submit them to a group of other creative professionals to make them reality.
Each week, a selection of submissions is then narrowed down to a small group of the best entries.
“We’ve had over 600 entries so far,” explains Lauren Eichel, the co-founder and director of the Green Design Labs.
“Most of the entries are very small and you get a sense of how well-designed they are and the amount of effort that went into making them.”
In addition to the small, personal maps, the Green Creative Lab also offers a community-wide competition for participants to win a $1,000 prize.
Eichel is a longtime design pro who has been working in the field for over 10 years.
She’s seen the potential of creating a map for every street corner, a city street, and a city skyline.
“I think people can see a lot more into how green and green-friendly a city is than just walking around it,” Eichal says.
“There are more opportunities for creative, local communities to be connected to.”
The Green DesignLab is the only place where the public can submit their ideas to be judged by experts.
To join, participants need to be creative and have a passion that matches the vision of the map they are creating.
Eichals team selects winners based on their creativity, and then selects a winner for each map from those submissions.
The first round of the contest is held on January 12.
Each week, the greenest and greenest cities in the country will be ranked based on how much green they want to see in their communities.
The maps also have to be environmentally friendly and feature sustainable features.
“If you’re looking for a place to make your own green map, the ones that have the best greenness scores are going to be the ones with the best maps,” Eichhel says.
Participants will be notified when their city is selected and will be able to submit their map to be reviewed by experts and the Green District.
Each map has a “map-specific” rating that tells you how much of a green city it is.
“For example, a map with a low score would indicate that the greenness of the city is good, but the density of people would be a little lower,” Eighel explains.
“And for a map that has a high score, you could say it’s quite dense, but not so dense that it’s a huge barrier to walking through.
That would be great for a tourist destination.”
If a city gets a score of zero or one, it doesn’t get any greenness.
The map doesn’t count as a city and is deemed un-green.
Eighel says that even if you are only interested in a certain city, it still makes sense to start your own map.
“The community is still a part of the process,” she says.
“When we first launched the Green Map Lab, we had people asking how to make a map.
There was no one template that could be used,” she explains.
This is especially true in the urban environment, where many cities have green boundaries that can be hard to navigate.
“In the cities that have high density, there are so many people, they tend to be walking very slowly,” Eigl says.
And because it’s more difficult to walk through dense cities, there’s less green in the environment, which is why it’s important to design the map in such a way that you can reach the right places.
“This is why Eiche and her team created a template for their map that can easily be used by anyone.
The Green City is an idea that we’ve had for a while and we’ve never gotten any recognition for it,” says Eicher. “
We created it with the goal of making it as easy to use as possible for any user to take their own ideas and make something unique and unique for themselves,” Eijhel says of the template.
“The Green City is an idea that we’ve had for a while and we’ve never gotten any recognition for it,” says Eicher.
“But we think the idea has really grown as we’ve been working on it.”
The team has been trying to get feedback from the community, and they hope to continue adding new maps and adding new features to the Green Area Map over the next few months.