Map of Urban Tranquility
As part of our vision to increase the well-being of Exeter’s citizens through our 12 goals we have launched a Tranquil City campaign in Exeter. We asked residents to join the Tranquil City movement to celebrate urban calm by posting a photo to Instagram or Twitter and tag with #TranquilCityExeter along with the location so that we can pinpoint on our Map of Urban Tranquility.
With these tagged pictures we created 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. In this way it addresses two our goals – Increased Active Transportation and Clean Air for Exeter.
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.
Your tranquil places
Thanks to everyone who got involved with this movement, we were amazed at the number and quality of contributions. We hope you enjoy your tranquil routes!