Privacy Policy

We collect your tranquil spaces posted to #tranquilcitylondon to better understand how we all perceive urban tranquillity and to help celebrate, share and value them as integral parts of what can make our cities liveable, as well as demonstrating how a ground-up approach to city making is possible.

We want to be open and transparent about the data that is collected, how it is used, as well as ensure that you have the means to control it where desired.

All posts to #tranquilcitylondon on either Instagram or Twitter are pulled via APIs and request the following information:

  • Username
  • Place name
  • Place coordinates (longitude, latitude)
  • Date and time posted
  • Description
  • Hashtags added
  • Photo

The data is stored safely and is not shared with third parties. If your page is private, your post will not appear in the collected dataset.

We intend to only use this data to further promote tranquillity in our cities, as well as to create useful tools for you to explore tranquillity in new and interesting ways. We are committed to delivering this by analysing and combining this data with others, such as data on noise, air quality, building form, climate and nature, to name just a few.

If you have posted to #tranquilcitylondon on either Instagram or Twitter and would like to retract fully or partially (i.e. username removed only), please email with the subject line ‘Request to retract #tranquilcitylondon post’ and include the direct links to the post/s you would like to retract. Following this, we will ensure that your linked #tranquilcitylondon post/s are hidden from the Tranquil Pavement London map and then removed from our database.