Who is behind this?

Thomas Büsch



Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

StreetWalking is a reflection of urban methamorphosis based on topics like culture, politics, social values, gentrification and commercialisation of the society.

StreetWalking will become a collective narration through the common use of mobile communication devices used by the residents.

Where will your idea take place?

Istanbul, Berlin, Essen

Why does Europe need your idea?

Against the background that urban development and transformation often ignores the needs and demands of its residents, StreetWalking will contribute to a social sustainability in many areas:
• improved access to information
• practice to express urban demands
• unregulated exchange of needs
• maintenance of cultural diversity
• location-independent linkage of information
• increased participation in social decision-making
• enhancement of developing socio cultural resources
• technological increase in efficiency by using existing open-source-software
• invested resources will be made available permanently to the net community in Europe

What is your impact?

After the development phase the data gain will be visible through the amount of, and especially the activity of the users of the StreetWalking platform.

The invested resources and the invested time will be made available permanently to the net community afterwards. The maintenance effort for the system and moderation will be minimal compared to the development phase.

With StreetWalking a location-independent linkage of information about urban development will be offered.
We are counting on technological increase in efficiency by using existing open-source-software, the crosslinking of established information resources and the need-oriented advancement of social networks.

How do you get there?

For StreetWalking we are developing a special app for mobile devices. With this app you can shoot, upload and watch videos about urban transformation and express your demands.

A separate mapping extension lets locate your video in the city and helps other people to find the place of shooting.

A comment section lets you enter additional information and offers the opportunity to start a critical debate about the transformation you captured with your device.

In up to 16 workshops taking place in Essen, Istanbul and Berlin the participants will learn how to use smartphone to produce short videos about their city and to publish it over the internet using the StreetWalking app.

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What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 48000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 63000,-

Total budget

Major expenses


What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Tell us how you would like to become involved. Would you like to participate into the workshops and create your own videos about your environment, that are being published. Dont miss it, tell us what bothers you in your district.


Thomas Büsch

Idea created on April 4, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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