Community Mapping for Post-Assessment of Nashville Tornado (2020) in North Nashville (National Public Health Week Event)
4/5/2023 (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
The National Center for Community Mapping
Public Health Program from Meharry Medical College
National Public Health Week
Dr. Wansoo Im (email: email@example.com)
In 2020, Nashville experienced severe tornado damage that affected many individual properties. An initial survey was conducted to assess the damage at the property level by Voluneer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)-Nashville, and Metro Planning Department, and the information was mapped at http://www.immappler.com/nashtornado
. Three years later, we aim to evaluate the recovery progress by utilizing community mapping in the North Nashville area.
Members from Meharry and other local communities will perform visual assessments of the recorded damaged properties. The resulting photos and new variables will be added to the interactive mapping site.
This event is scheduled for 3 hours on April 15th, 2023, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Each team will consist of three to four persons, and Mappler will be used as a community mapping tool. Participants are required to have a smartphone and access to transportation for their assigned team.
Location: Second Floor Classroom at Clay Sympson Building (MPH Program and Public Health Initiatives), Meharry Medical College
Date/Time: April 15th, 2023, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Building communication and teamwork skills through group activities and projects
Understanding the impact of natural disasters on individual properties and communities
Exploring the use of technology, specifically smartphones, in post-disaster assessment and recovery efforts
Understanding the importance of community involvement and collaboration in post-disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts
Gaining experience in data collection and analysis
# Another community mapping event will be held to assess food access in the North Nashville area with the partnership with Nashville Food Projects and the National Center for Community Mapping at Meharry Medical College on 4/15/2023 https://www.communitymap.net/nashville-food