Tactical Urbanism

Why Tactical Urbanism is key to revitalizing cities: Tactical Urbanism is a fundamental placemaking tool for including citizens in shaping
Tactical Urbanism: Short-term action for long-term change: See updated version of this article here. Why wait for neighborhood change
Learning from the Burning Man principles in our cities: This is the ultimate demonstration of crowdsourced placemaking in the world: 70,000

Innovation Districts

‘Innovation Districts’ are the heart of our economic growth: Since this blog’s first articles in 2003, the vision has been about
A model for crowdplacemaking is… in Vegas?: What happens when you take a crowdsourced pop-up city of 60,000 people
The economic benefits to businesses in walkable communities: Walkable is good for business. A November 2013 report, Business Performance in Walkable

Economic Gardening

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Community ownership in real estate finally coming to the masses Why hasn’t there been mass community ownership in real estate development before? While anyone can invest in the stock
‘Emergence’ is the ‘why’ of collective impact What is the why behind collective impact? Yes, by definition, collective impact is about multiple organizations collaboratively solving a
Enabling joy, bliss, flow, ecstasis in our communities Joy, bliss, flow… these are often words used to describe one’s personal state, and sometimes groups, but rarely communities.
A new era of crowdsourced real estate development is upon us The problem: Real estate development has one of the worst reputations in customer service. Developers are largely resented by
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Crowdsourced Placemaking

A new era of crowdsourced real estate development is upon us The problem: Real estate development has one of the worst reputations in customer service. Developers are largely resented by the people they are supposed to be serving, as development is financed by a single
Why Tactical Urbanism is key to revitalizing cities Tactical Urbanism is a fundamental placemaking tool for including citizens in shaping their own community. Here’s an extensive primer on what Tactical Urbanism is, what it looks like and how you can initiate or
Does crowdsourcing places result in better design? “Never ask the consumer about the future. You can ask them what their aspirations are, but you will not get an answer about what you should do. Design will bring those stories to life.” Yves Behar Myth:

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If given the opportunity to crowdsource a vision for
This is a follow up story to “Bristol crowdsources
What is crowd-invested placemaking and why is it the