YourVoice, YourCity

enabling people to have a voice on their city through walking and reclaiming  urban open spaces, public buildings, and university campuses...

free digital applications for co-assessing buildings & urban environments


This platform is dedicated to co-assessment of the environments we experience. It offers insights into the use of two free innovative mobile applications: YouWalk-UOS  and YouWalk-YouReclaim

YouWalk-UOS and YouWalk-YouReclaim embrace co-assessment as a collaborative approach and are developed by Ashraf M. Salama and Madhavi Patil at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, England.  They aim to advance the implementation of tools through technology-enabled open sources, and to empower users to actively evaluate urban open spaces, buildings and campus open spaces. Through detailed and illustrated user manuals, visitors can gain a good understanding of how they can use the applications and how they can make the most out of their assessment experience. 

The platform provides a repository of relevant research, encompassing various aspects of building and urban design, with a special focus on assessing and creating vibrant, accessible, and inclusive spaces. As a responsible platform, it emphasises user privacy and data protection, encouraging users to review the privacy policy and the terms and conditions through which we ensure transparency and compliance with established guidelines and data protection.  

Whether you are an architect, urban designer, planner, or an engaged citizen passionate about understanding urban spaces and buildings and the way they work, this platform offers you the opportunity to voice your opinion about the places you experience.


Conceived by Ashraf M. Salama

Inspired by tools developed in the early 1990’s by Henry Sanoff at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA.

© 2023, Ashraf M. Salama and Madhavi P. Patil. 

YouWalk-UOS and YouWalk-YouReclaim mobile applications were made possible by an internal grant from the Faculty of  Engineering and Environment, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, England.