Category Archives: Rethinking Cities

Walk 21 comes round again in 2022

Looking through the Walk21 Ireland conference programme, it’s all very familiar territory, however it’s been trodden by new pairs of shoes, which we welcome. Hats off to the hard work and expertise of Jim Walker and Bronwen Thornton, happy to be the driving forces behind what is surely one of the most extraordinary series of […]

Rock down to Casino Avenue

Adapting the catchy lyrics of an Eddy Grant hit from the 1980s, this post on the All About Walking blog, is about a project we began in 2012.  We had just won a contract from Greenwich Healthy Living Services to create walking and cycling routes around every health centre in the borough. To undertake this, […]


Hats off to the Queen – however, we are celebrating a Silver Jubilee on Friday 4th March Back in March 1997 we launched Get Wiltshire Walking in Salisbury, with a slogan March Forth on the Fourth of March. It was a dreadfully wet day and what we had hoped would be a terrific launch with […]

Rustling in the leaves in Sydney Gardens, Bath

Rustling in the leaves Through dappled sunlight, a shower of falling leaves, and with colours of autumn all around you, you can now listen to poetry and prose inspired by trees in parks and public gardens while you stroll through Bath’s Sydney Gardens.     Bath & North East Somerset Council are celebrating trees in parks and […]

Sit beside me, if you dare

“There’s a lot more to walking than walking“ was the title of a presentation that Danish Architect and Urban Visionary, Jan Gehl used to give at conferences.  One of his key points was how much of walking was about dawdling, dwelling and observing all the activities going on around you.  Who was chatting to whom, […]

Eight Breaths

8 Breaths Katherine McGavin and Mariana Galan Tanes are two post-graduate students studiying Social Sculpture at Oxford Brookes University.  Together they have created an imaginative way to raise people’s awreness of the importance of good air quality, as well as equipping people with the tools to go out and improve it. 8 Breaths they describe […]

5 10 20 …. 2017 is an Anniversary year

5 years ago in February, Rethinking Cities, the Museum of Walking‘s parent, were asked by Greenwich Healthy Living Service to devise walking and cycling routes around doctors’ surgeries and children cities, creating a pattern of more than 140 routes right across the Royal Borough – to encourage gentle exercise.  Doing our bit to seed a legacy […]

Improving the lives of Whitechapel residents

The Whitechapel Vision is a regeneration plan being undertaken by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets which will bring economic benefits to local businesses and residents on either side of the Whitechapel High Street.  With a new Crossrail station close to completion, the redevelopment of the London Hospital site and the aniticipated move of the […]

Reclaiming the city – Los Carpinteros

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art have invited Andrew Stuck’s Museum of Walking, part of Rethinking Cities, to run ‘Reclaiming the city’ a ‘walkshop’ on Saturday 25 April from  2-4.15pm from the gallery and in the surrounding neighbourhoods. Havana comes to Hackney?  Join us on this inspirational walkshop to ‘reclaim the city’ and bring a […]