Activity 2 : Draw a common map of the city/town

  • Think about the concepts of neighbourhood and proximity
  • Create a map of the city
  • Negotiate with the group
  • Let others discover things
  • Process and analyse information
  • Create and innovate 
  • Pass on and exchange information and ideas
  • Show respect and consideration for others
  • Collaborate with others in teams and networks
  • Manage and lead others
  • Be conciliatory and negotiate
  • Large sheets of paper (flipchart style)
  • Markers of different colours

The activity consists of creating a map of the city. The group should draw their vision of the city, as they see it, adding the important places they like and frequent.

The facilitator introduces the activity by brainstorming about the neighbourhood. The participants express themselves on the subject, and the facilitator can stimulate the discussion with themes such as: How do you feel in this neighbourhood? Which places do you visit often? What places are important to you?


The facilitator gives the group a large flip chart (if there are many, make several groups), and asks them to draw a map of the city. The aim is to get them to discuss and agree on the map, while allowing everyone to express themselves and add their views.


When they have finished, everyone explains how they have worked, what their vision of the city is, and starts a plenary discussion on the subject.


  • How did you experience this activity?
  • What did you learn from this activity?
  • How did you organise yourselves in sub-groups?
  • How did you come to an agreement?
  • Did anyone take the lead during the activity?

Mix age groups.

Ask older people to describe what they would like to find in the city that existed 25 years ago. 

The same instruction is then given to younger people to find out what they would like to change in their city in the next 25 years.

Finally, on this basis, ask everyone to create a map that takes into account ideas from both groups of age.