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Rethinking Cities Ltd. provides advice and training to a range of clients in the built environment, health, transport and tourism sectors.  We are happy to tailor training packages for you. 

We have experience in working with all ages, from school age children to senior citizens.  We conduct "walk shops" (mobile workshops and site visits / guided tours), facilitate small or large groups, from roundtable discussions, intimate conversations, through to large conference audiences.

We have specialist knowledge and skills in adapting and creating educational resources for delivery over the Internet, either on-line (e-Learning) or to mobile platforms (m-Learning).

We are also able to offer facilitation using the innovative Spaceshaper software on behalf of the Design Council / Commision for Architecture and the Built Environment to encourage community participation in the management of public space.

Below are details of projects with which Rethinking Cities have been involved.

Induction walkabout

Intervention for when employees change workplaces, they are provided with information regarding assets in the local area, through a walkabout or on cycles.

Working with:

Developed with Transport for London and working with NHS Employers in London.

Download: What it includes (45KB)

Weaving wellbeing into Neighbourhoods

Short course for community stakeholders and professionals from across the built environment - anyone who has a responsiblity for looking after the communal spaces around estates, public realm, parks and green spaces. We also offer a number of 'taster' walk shops in different neighbourhoods.

Working with:

Working with our associates, Liz Kessler and Annette Hards.

Download: Outline framework of 6 session course (36KB)

Bloomsbury Map Ramble


5 years since the first Map Ramble, PhD students from the Bartlett School of Planning undertook a Map Ramble around Bloomsbury and Kings Cross, facilitated by Andrew Stuck.

Client: University College London, Bartlett School of Planning

Dorset (Induction) Walkabout


Working with 3 schools in Shaftesbury, Dorset to develop a blueprint for schools, through which they promote walking in local neighbourhoods to families. To follow the project check

Client: Dorset LEA Extended Services

Get Up, Get Out, Get Walking for staff

An innovative walking initiative in which staff at local health centres share knowledge of their local neighbourhood to develop circular walking routes to link local destinations.

Client: NHS Lewisham
Working with: Jenny Budd, Lewisham Healthy Walks Coordinator
Download: Sample circular walk from the Kaleidoscope Centre (575KB)

Romantic Ribbons walkshop

Tastes of a romantic city

Image: Tastes of a romantic city

Conducting a walk shop (mobile workshop and site visit) with Barcelona Walk21 delegates during which participants learnt how to determine what makes a place/city romantic and how to identify examples of good design interventions that promote comfort, happiness and romance.

Client: 2008 Barcelona Walk21
Download: Romantic Ribbons - routes linking romantic places (79KB)

Travel Champion Training


Working with JA Associates, Rethinking Cities has developed Travel Champion training for staff at NHS hospitals on behalf of Transport for London.

Client: Transport for London
Working with: JAAssociates

Find your way about

Rethinking Cities Ltd. is devising a street map reading training module to be delivered by staff and volunteers to participants in the Ramblers' Association Get Walking, Keep Walking initiative.

Client: Ramblers' Association

Romantic walk shop

Conducting a walk shop (mobile workshop and site visit) with built environment, health and transport professionals during which participants learn how to determine what makes a place/city romantic and how to identify examples of good design interventions that promote comfort, happiness and romance. Such walk shops prompt ideas and generate discussion about good design practice and quality place making and strengthen key generic skills including breakthrough thinking, communicating, collaboration, team building and inclusive visioning.

Client: Kinect and Melbourne Walk21 / City of Toronto Walk21
Download: Love by Design walkshop in Toronto 2 Oct 2007 (92KB)

Walking the Way to Health


Providing specialist advice on e-learning for "harder to reach communities" for Natural England's Walking the Way to Health initiative

Client: Natural England
Working with: Dawn Vernon Associates, training consultants to Natural England's Walking the Way to Health initiative