The creative workshops conducted during the "Genius loci" project were one of the participatory planning tools that created an inclusive environment for children, youth, and adults and encouraged participation in urban planning and creating its vision of the city. During the creative workshops, the participants expressed their visions for the public spaces of Šančiai using various means and methods. The use of artistic expressions and visualisations helped them to apply subjective observations and thoughts into a coherent picture reflecting the needs of the wider community. In order to objectify the final map, the methods of sociotopes and Ch. Alexander patterns were used to summarise the results of the process, on the basis of which the previous research data of the Šančiai territory was also collected and processed. Based on the data, it is possible to draw conclusions regarding the need for the development and implementation of infrastructure of public spaces in specific areas of this district.
At the end of the 20th century, urban researchers began to use the term "spatial justice." According to urbanist Edvard Soja, spatial justice is the right to the city and its spatial resources, the benefits provided by the city, which give the right not only to use but also the right to create and shape the city. Participatory planning has become an important part of urban planning, an opportunity for residents to express their expectations and create the space according to the needs of local users.
The maps were created by the KTU Faculty of Construction and Architecture and the community of Šančiai.