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Tactical Urbanism: How It's Done

From unsanctioned crosswalks to city-led "Pavement-to-Plaza" programs, instructor Mike Lydon describes the success of short-term, temporary projects in influencing long-term physical and policy changes in cities across the United States and Canada.

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Course Info

  • Duration 12 video lessons (96 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2014
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    1.
    Introduction
    Chapter Duration 2 mins
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    2.
    Street Seats and Walk Your City
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    3.
    Better Intersections, Better Blocks
    Chapter Duration 14 mins
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    What about the Developers?
    Chapter Duration 3 mins
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    Rendering in Real Time
    Chapter Duration 10 mins
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    Cities in the Lead: Median Repair
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    Cities in the Lead: Paint and Plazas
    Chapter Duration 8 mins
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    Open Streets
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    9.
    Outside-in and Inside-out
    Chapter Duration 14 mins
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    10.
    A Framework for Action 1
    Chapter Duration 12 mins
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    A Framework for Action 2
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    12.
    Additional Resources
    Chapter Duration 3 mins

Course Description

From unsanctioned crosswalks to city-led "Pavement-to-Plaza" programs, instructor Mike Lydon describes the success of short-term, temporary projects in influencing long-term physical and policy changes in cities across the United States and Canada. Whether working alongside neighbors and family on a Saturday morning or with your co-workers at the local planning department, interventions require preparation and a framework for action. The course also identifies key resources for learning about specific projects and the larger movement of tactical urbanism.

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Learn these skills

  • Civic Engagement
  • Land Use
  • Pedestrian Planning
  • Transportation
  • Urban Design
  • Urbanism
  • Walkability

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits.

CNU-A

This course is approved for 1.5 CNU-A credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1.5 SACPLAN CPD point.

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Mike Lydon

Mike Lydon

Mike Lydon is a Principal of The Street Plans Collaborative.

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