30 - 31 October 2015 Walk Hack is a two day event identifying innovative ways to get more people walking in and through Edinburgh city centre.
Walk Hack will provide a platform for citizens to collaborate with the City of Edinburgh council and with each other to develop innovative ways to excite, enthuse, and re-design walking routes and their surrounding environment.
We will explore the barriers that stop or inhibit people from walking in Edinburgh and generate, develop and prototype solutions to these from a range of proposed challenges.
Both days will feature talks from experts on the challenges to walking in cities, how to influence behaviour change, effective design and on the history of Edinburgh's iconic streets.
The ideas generated at the event could result in physical products, digital apps, ideas for new campaigns or even influence policy that might consider local infrastructure or route maps. We will be taking to the streets to prototype and test your throughout the hack.
We want to bring multiple disciplines and perspectives together to design new ideas that could be implemented into the city. Post hack, the City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership in collaboration with Snook will have resources to explore and support the implementation of some of the concepts into the city.
30 and 31 October 2015, 8.30am - 5pm