Informal settlements represent a data shadow that limits residents from fully participating in urban transformation. We formed Chapa to create local data that is often missing from urban planning and design. Our work:
1 – provides tools and resources to help communities mobilize around shared concerns and actionable change;
2 – seeks to democratize how cities are planned, governed, and managed;
3 – cultivates a community of civic data and knowledge production to expands citizen participation in urban development.