The Tranquil City

What is a Tranquil City?

  1. As opposed to a city where you rush from one meeting place to the next, with absolute focus on speed and targets, The Tranquil City is one where your mind is free to wander and contemplate, and you are free to roam, sit, or rest in your own way.
  2. As opposed to a city with a uniformity of colossal concrete and glittering glass, The Tranquil City is one where there is a balance between active, bold and vibrant places and those for quietness, softness and solitude.
  3. As opposed to a city where you keep to the main thoroughfares, jostling with endless strangers, motor-vehicles and urban canyons, The Tranquil City is one where exploration and discovery is the norm, as streets and spaces are porous and intriguing, encouraging curiosity.
  4. As opposed to a city where you are constrained to travel in your private vehicle, a “precise, dynamic and sculpted” “statement of intent”, The Tranquil City is one where walking is the primary form of movement and where cycling and public transport are easy, safe and affordable.
  5. As opposed to a city of sterile, pristine, polished, environments, The Tranquil City is one where you can experience, connect with, and tend to nature every day.
  6. As opposed to a city where all actions are prescribed and monitored, The Tranquil City is one where the streets and public spaces are common land open for interpretation and spontaneity.
  7. As opposed to a city where people’s backgrounds entrench segregation, The Tranquil City is one where people feel free to socialise with those from all walks of life.
  8. As opposed to a city that puts up barriers for newcomers, avoids interaction between neighbours and results in isolation, The Tranquil City is one where you are actively welcomed into the local community whether you’re a homeowner, renter, worker, visitor or just passing through. Incoming ideas improve the city.
  9. As opposed to a city that prioritises growth and consumption above all else, The Tranquil City is one where there is a quality environment balancing the needs of people, nature and climate.