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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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Browse Course Chapters

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

 

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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