Curating Urban Calm
The Tranquil City project explores areas of calm in the city. Its emphasis is to showcase environments that allow us to slow down our pace of life in the cities we live in and help create more liveable urban environments.
We are creating maps of tranquillity in our cities, starting with London, to help encourage communities to make use of these spaces and to research the benefits to health and wellbeing that they provide. All spaces are chosen by you, the city dwellers, who already choose to seek out calm in your day to day or desire to do so. This way, we feel we can truly understand what people find tranquil within the city limits.
By changing the way we interact with our urban environment we believe that we can help create a more liveable city, one that is quieter, more in touch with nature and with cleaner air. By encouraging the use of tranquil spaces we believe that we can help city dwellers actively reduce their exposure to harmful pollutants and help to escape the stresses of city life, as well as providing evidence that can help the way we design our cities.
To do this, we have developed the Tranquil Pavement London, an interactive map encouraging the discovery of tranquillity in London. It displays crowdsourced tranquil spaces, alongside information on low noise and low air pollution areas, to help you to discover a calmer, cleaner and greener London.
Check it out here: www.tranquilpavement.com
Contribute to the Tranquil Pavement London by posting a photo or video of you space to Instagram or Twitter and tagging #tranquilcitylondon along with the location.
We also run free Tranquil explorations and walks to help you find tranquillity in your local area. See our events page to find out what’s going on in your area!
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @tranquilcityapp, Facebook/TranquilCity (links below) as well as at our wordpress blog. We will provide updates on how tranquillity in our cities is helping to create more liveable cities.
Join the movement that believes in a more tranquil urban future.