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Tactical Urbanism


Tactical urbanism is an umbrella term used to describe a collection of low-cost, temporary changes to the built environment, usually in cities, intended to improve local neighborhoods and city gathering places.


Exploring Tactical Urbanism
This webinar looks at how tactical urbanism is helping to shape the built environment. Walkable communities are safe, healthy and vibrant communities. America Walks was excited to offer a webinar that explores how the idea of tactical urbanism is instrumental in creating communities that promote enjoyable and accessible physical activity. Learn from two leading experts in tactical urbanism this idea and how it is informing their work in local communities.

This is part of the 2016 Webinar Series “Tools for the Field.”

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Tactical Urbanism and Sustainable Change
Several communities have successfully formalized Active Design strategies within their policies and codes (Sacramento County is a standout). Yet many others struggle with the question, “where do we even begin?” Advocates for Active Design may be concerned that cost implications or a lack of political will might stifle their aspirations. When barriers are seemingly high, tactical urbanism approaches can offer affordable, rapid-fire solutions and change the way people think about their streets and public spaces. More…

How to Build a Better Block
This site is developed to provide help for communities who wish to build their own Better Blocks complete with news, tools, and other resources anyone may need to help rapidly revitalize neighborhoods.

Tactical Urbanism: Short Term Action, Long Term Change – Volume 1
This open source guide includes information on phased approaches, local ideas, short-term commitment, low risk (with potential for high reward), and the development of social capital and collaborative partnerships. At their core, acts of tactical urbanism allow for creative, flexible experimentation with public space.

Tactical Urbanism: Short Term Action, Long Term Change – Volume 2
This open source guide includes information on phased approaches, local ideas, short-term commitment, low risk (with potential for high reward), and the development of social capital and collaborative partnerships. At their core, acts of tactical urbanism allow for creative, flexible experimentation with public space.

NYC Plaza Program
DOT works with selected not-for-profit organizations to create neighborhood plazas throughout the City to transform underused streets into vibrant, social public spaces. The NYC Plaza Program is a key part of the City’s effort to ensure that all New Yorkers live within a 10-minute walk of quality open space.

Depave
Depave promotes the removal of unnecessary pavement from urban areas to create community green spaces and mitigate stormwater runoff. Through community partnerships and volunteer engagement, Depave strives to overcome the social and environmental impacts of pavement with the use of action-oriented educational events, community stewardship, and advocacy to reconnect people with nature and inspire others.

Public Space Challenge
Vibrant public spaces help connect Miamians to our community and each other. The Miami Foundation’s Public Space Challenge uncovers the best ideas for creating, improving and activating parks, plazas and local gathering places.