Map of Urban Tranquility
As part of our goal to increase the well-being of Exeter’s citizens through energy independence and zero congestion we are launching a summer Tranquil City campaign in Exeter. If you live in or know the area, come and be part of the movement to celebrate urban calm by posting a photo or short video to Instagram and tag with #TranquilCityExeter along with the location so that we can pinpoint on our Map of Urban Tranquility.
With these tagged pictures we’ll create a ‘Tranquil Pavement’: a map of tranquil spaces in and around Exeter, encouraging journeys via sustainable and active transportation methods
The project is being undertaken in partnership with Tranquil City, who have established the concept in London.
The aim is to encourage low-impact mobility such as walking and cycling, celebrating nature’s presence in the city and also highlighting the benefits of periods of respite for our mental well-being.
Tranquil City is a project that is funded by OrganiCity, a European Commission project that puts people at the centre of the development of future cities. Their mission is to crowd-source spaces of calm in the city and to promote them, a way for its people who are actively reducing their carbon footprint to benefit from less exposure to pollution, to enjoy a place of calm and slow down for a little while.
By doing this Tranquil City can help to understand the real meaning of tranquility via a bottom-up approach and to find its place in the urban environment. It wants to enhance the value of our cities and to encourage a more healthy urban design, one that is beautiful just as much as it is good for ours, and nature’s, overall well-being.
Tag your tranquil places
Citizens are encouraged to get involved by uploading their images of tranquil spaces in Exeter and upload to Instagram using the hashtag #TranquilCityExeter and tagging the location so that we can pinpoint on our Map of Urban Tranquility.
You can also add the hashtag to existing photos already uploaded to Instagram by adding it as a comment or editing the caption and inserting #TranquilCityExeter
The live map can be found above, or alternatively please visit the Tranquil City website to view the map and learn more about the Tranquil City project.
We look forward to seeing your tranquil spaces!