Tranquil City began as a campaign to explore how cities can be calm, healthy and good for us. Since 2016 we have collaborated with members of the public, local authorities and like-minded organisations to create interventions that inspire others to live better in cities.
Our #tranquilcitylondon campaign began as a way of exploring what ‘tranquillity’ meant for people who lived in London. By sharing their places, moments and memories to the hashtag on Instagram or Twitter, posts were shared to the Tranquil Pavement map, a free online web-app that helps others to discover moments of tranquillity in the city, showing a more positive side to the city.
The map includes a background data layer that highlights the quieter, less polluted areas of the city, helping to further the discovery of tranquil places and moments.
We create and lead inspiring walks that help participants to discover a more positive side to the city. We explore different neighbourhoods, find a more natural environment, learn about the development of the city and historical landmarks, and discover quieter streets and healthier places to relax.
We lead regular walks that are free of charge to the public or community groups as well as commissions as part of corporate sustainability and wellbeing initiatives.
We hold public, academic and professional co-creation workshops to ensure that local context is ingrained within our work and campaigns. We’ve tested our solutions in these workshops to ensure that our complex environmental information is relevant and relatable for our audiences.