Learning Tactical Urbanism

In this track you'll learn about Tactical Urbanism, and how tactical interventions have been employed to help solve planning problems. Sometimes sanctioned, sometimes not, these 'tactical' actions are commonly referred to as 'guerrilla urbanism,' 'pop-up urbanism,' 'city repair,' or 'D.I.Y. urbanism.' From unsanctioned crosswalks to city-led "Pavement-to-Plaza" programs, you'll learn about the success and challenges of short-term, temporary projects in influencing long-term physical and policy changes in cities across the United States and Canada.

Tactical Urbanism: An Introduction

Developed in conjunction with other movements, the Tactical Urbanism approach allows a host of local actors to test new concepts before making substantial political and financial commitments. Sometimes sanctioned, sometimes not, Tactical Urbanism features the following five characteristics: phased instigation, meeting local planning challenges, realistic and short term, low risk-high gain, and stakeholder capacity building.

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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