Our free online resource, the Tranquil Pavement allows people to explore cities from a positive perspective, helping everyone discover a bit of tranquillity when they need it most. The map shows the spaces that people go to find their piece of tranquillity, tagged by #tranquilcitylondon, and uses noise, air quality and other environmental quality factor data to highlight areas that have the potential to be tranquil. We have started with London, but we’d love to hear from you if you would like us to create one for your city.
Environmental data can be hard to find, fragmented and complex to interpret. We combine geospatial datasets so that apps, websites and urban intervention projects can offer more to their audiences and respond to growing concerns about environmental quality.
We combine multiple geospatial datasets, including noise, air quality, greenery, water, tree cover, built-form among others, so that it’s all in one place at a 20 meter resolution. We then use our multidisciplinary expertise to make sense of this data tailored to your project, behaviour change goal or application. Our unique interdisciplinary team can ensure that you offer real benefits to your end-users, both demonstrating the benefits of your interventions whilst also helping you optimise them for the most health and wellbeing benefits. Build trust with your end-users and show them that you care about their wellbeing.
Whether you’re a well-established app looking to engage and retain users by providing robust environmental quality focussed features, an innovative start-up looking to demonstrate how your app or interventions have had a real impact on people’s lives or an architect or urban planner looking to truly integrate multidisciplinary environmental quality considerations in your projects, our multidisciplinary expert team are an affordable choice to help you stand-out from the crowd.
Using our Aggregated Data Analysis Tool dataset, which will soon be released as an API, we provide unique consultancy to help integrate meaningful environmental quality information into apps, websites and urban projects.
Integrate meaningful environmental quality data into your products seamlessly and in ways that your end-users can understand and benefit from.
Demonstrate the health and wellbeing benefits of your end-user options including avoidance of noise and air pollution, increased awareness of green space and more natural features, and general pleasantness of the environment.
Optimise your product to ensure that experiencing the best possible environmental quality is a possibility for your end-users.
Explain the health and wellbeing benefits of your product’s options in clear and understandable ways, that can help your end-users to make healthier choices.
Investigate the environmental quality of your project area or neighbourhood easily, understanding the acoustic environment, air quality, green and blue space, tree cover, built-form via our comprehensive dataset.
Compare & optimise design options in the context of environmental quality, considering if certain designs are suitable for the intended activity, i.e. the noise exposure of a public garden or amenity area, air pollution exposure of a cycle path route, or identifying which areas are lacking features that promote health and wellbeing.
Demonstrate the health and wellbeing benefits of your interventions by comparing the environmental quality to the original condition and/or showing the improvement potential for a place or area to be considered to be good for people’s health.
Explain the health and wellbeing benefits of your design or intervention in clear and understandable ways, that can help your end-users to lead healthier lives.
Our new product, the Tranquil City API, provides apps and website with easy access to our powerful dataset. This allows your apps and websites to offer more to your users, by responding to growing public concerns about environmental quality, in turn increasing usership and retention.
Additionally, for those wanting a simple indicator of healthier urban environments, we have created the Tranquil City Index, a simple indicator showing the potential for a location to be good for us. This index has been created in partnership with the University of Surrey’s Environmental Psychology department and gives weightings to many environmental factors, incorporating psychological research on restorative environments. The index makes it simple to visualise which areas are more likely to be good for people, either being used in a background algorithm to optimise end-user options, or as a visual map layer to your website or application offering easy-to-understand information on environmental quality.
In essence, every app with a geographical interface could use the Tranquil City API. Help your users lead healthier lives in the city by integrating our simple, easy to understand data on environmental quality.
We can support your public campaign or employee engagement programme by running events to demonstrate approaches to life in the city that can improve wellbeing and increase positive feelings about the workplace and city life in general. We encourage healthy daily practices, exploration of the environment around us, promote regular contact with nature, and aim to increase the appeal of walking and cycling.
We can offer walks to show your audience or employees the spaces on their doorstep that they can visit in day-to-day life, during a commute or lunch break, for a bit of relaxation and the chance to return feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.