Discovering the local history and special places of a neighbourhood is an important part of cultural mapping. Creating a local neighbourhood guide together with the inhabitants brings together the history of the place and the residents’ personal stories about their neighbourhood, giving them meaning. This appreciation of the past very often results in greater involvement in preserving the neighbourhood’s heritage and creating its future. The cooperation of experts, historians, architects and residents represents an opportunity to learn from each other. Gathering and exchanging material to be published integrates the group around a common goal. One example of such a project is the Local Guide to Nowy Port (also available in English), which was developed as part of UrbCulturalPlanning. The guide can be the beginning of a longer activity – in Nowy Port, those involved in its creation have formed a group of Local Guides who, in cooperation with CCI, invite the local residents, visitors from other parts of the city and tourists for a tour of their district along alternative routes. Participants in the programme first learn about the history of their city through lectures, acquire tour guiding skills and weave their stories into a narrative about the place. Once they pass the exam – a test walk – their guided tours are incorporated into the institution's summer programme.