Learn to harness tactical urbanism to test ideas and designs, collaborate with residents and city agencies, and bolster project support. Case studies demonstrate using tactical urbanism as a three-dimensional, real-world model to build city agency and grassroots support while testing design ideas, engaging stakeholders and using the installation to inform future design and construction.
The session begins with a definition of tactical urbanism, a citizen-led approach to neighborhood-building using short term, low cost, scalable interventions intended to catalyze long-term change. This tool is used more and more frequently to help elected officials and the public visualize and understand changes to the public right of way intended to make streets more pedestrian and bicycle friendly. The webinar explores the distinctions between tactical urbanism interventions and pilot projects or interim design enhancements. Presenters discuss specific strategies for successful demonstration projects and pop-up events, drawing on case studies from Burlington VT, Oakland CA, and Boulder CO to illustrate nuances of project planning components such as design and approval, materials and set-up, traffic management, volunteer capacity, community engagement, evaluation, and handling backlash.
David "DK" Kemp, Senior Transportation Planner, City of Boulder
Mike Lydon, Principal, The Street Plans Collaborative
Carrie Nielson, Senior Planner, Fehr & Peers
Recorded October 21, 2015 | 60 minutes
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