Before every site visit, participants undertook a walk that started from a point far from the sites. While during the systematic walking, participants were observing the different elements around the site, asking questions about different assets met along the way, listening to different stories about the sites, the different sounds and different smells around the site. Participants were also engaged in discussions about the different elements that they were meeting along the way, identifying some familiarities and similarities between the sites.
These walks were essential as they gave the participants how far the sites are from each other, how comparable they are, their similarities and their differences. They also helped the participants in the identification of the different problems that the sites have, what are the questions to ask and what are the potential solutions that could be proposed.
While during the walk, participants were required not to rush the walk, to move slowly, to use a map and to take notes of all the information, do sketches where possible. Students/participants took notes of all the sensitive areas of the sites that needed addition attention like the playgrounds and water especially in the wetlands, the landslides and houses that are in high risks zones.
After the walk, all the participants did sit down to reflect on the walk and share all the information recorded.