Making Change, One Porch at a Time

In Ithaca, New York, Robert Steuteville's hometown, a small ad hoc music festival with bands performing on local porches has become a big deal, showing what a big difference a little tactical urbanism can make.

Porchfest draws people from far and wide to Steuteville's Fall Creek neighborhood to listen to 97 musical acts perform:

"Porchfest began in 2007 when Fall Creekers Lesley Greene and Gretchen Hildreth got the idea that musicians from the neighborhood should play on their porches on one particular Sunday. They recruited 20 or 30 acts, printed a map with times and addresses and descriptions, and Porchfest was born.

Such a simple idea - and it has grown every year."

Full Story: Tactical culture: Porchfest

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