Tactical Urbanism Archive

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
A model for crowdplacemaking is… in Vegas?: What happens when you take a crowdsourced pop-up city of 60,000 people
Crowdsourcing a pop-up city of 60,000 in the desert: One week, it’s a vast desert revealing zero signs of any kind
Destination space for pop-up retailers: For communities that want to crowdsource their future, but looking for interim
Pop-up placemaking and next gen urban neighborhoods: ‘Popups’ are short-term experiences that provide the freedom to experiment with projects
Crowdsourcing a ‘Better Block’ in Memphis: Inspired by the Better Block Program in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas that
Pedestrian-only/car-free trends toward the crowd: The demand for pedestrian-only places is increasingly being met. A few of
Pop-up bicycle coffee stand: Now that you’ve now been introduced to Bicycle City, when it comes
SF’s ‘parklets’ trade parking for people: If all continues to go well, San Francisco’s business and resident groups
Next up for Better Block in TX: A plaza: It just keeps getting better in Oak Cliff, Texas for its Better
Instructables crowdsourced pop-up restaurant: What happens when a virtual world becomes real? What happens when a
Car-free areas in Times Square become permanent: It’s official, as Mayor Bloomberg of New York City announced on February
San Francisco’s new pedestrian plaza opens: Less than five months after announcing a plan to transform a San
NYC’s significant Plaza Program selects winners: Introduced almost a year ago, the NY Plaza Program (a CoolTown Top
SF and NY playing a pedestrian-only duet: New York City may be playing the lead tune when it comes
NYC’s streets to plazas (before and after): In another example of a picture being worth a thousand words, here
San Francisco’s ‘Ciclovia’ – ‘Sunday Streets’: On two glorious days on August 31 and September 14, 2008, the
Portland’s ‘Sunday Parkways’ sans cars: As a follow up to the previous entry, Portland Striving to be
The mother of Sunday street closings: Six days of the week this street (Defensa) in the bohemian neighborhood
Manhattan loses an intersection, gains a plaza: A year ago we profiled a neighborhood effort in Manhattan’s tony Meatpacking