Method: Themed Walks
Description of Method:
Guided group walks that are organised around a theme to highlight valuable physical, social and cultural assets in the urban environment.
Purpose of Method:
A themed walk can connect different types of urban assets: buildings, natural features, social history, artworks, viewpoints etc. They can celebrate the richness of the urban environment, local knowledge and lived experience, and raise aspirations for new development. They can be curated and led by local community groups, experts and enthusiasts, academics and artists.
Suitable for a wide audience of all ages. Consideration needs to be given to accessibility for people with limited abilities.
A series of walking tours, starting from Live Works UR, that presented six themed routes through Sheffield; independent trade, street art, social activity, art and culture, nature and history. Created in partnership with Ruskin in Sheffield, the tours aimed to reveal the multiple ‘wealths’ of the city.