Tactical Urbanism

Local residents are upset with the effects of the placemaking installment in Chicago, opened this spring—namely slower traffic and a polka dot color scheme. An article in DNAinfo points out that slowing traffic was kind of the point.
Yesterday   DNAinfo Chicago
Chuck Wolfe revisits five instances of how we can learn from the urbanism we already have.
Aug 8, 2014   The Huffington Post
Does tactical urbanism too-often benefit the point of view of a privileged population, leaving behind more pressing needs?
May 16, 2014   The University of Chicago Urban Network
In the celebratory spirit of Cinco de Mayo, Scott Doyon invites you to let your freak flag fly.
May 6, 2014   PlaceShakers
Blog Post
For either architecture or urban planning to achieve real good in today’s world, the boundary between the disciplines needs to come down. That, at least, is the lesson of Urban-Think Tank (U-TT), an interdisciplinary design practice with offices in Caracas, São Paolo, New York, and Zürich. Blog Post
Apr 28, 2014   By Anna Bergren Miller
An Atlantic Cities article details how the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s People St program is making it easier for communities to design and build plazas, parklets, and bike facilities on their streets.
Apr 25, 2014   Atlantic Cities
“Lean urbanism” is the latest buzz-worthy term to enter the discussion on planning and urbanism. A recent article in Atlantic Cities explains the concept—which appeals to the younger generation as well as those with libertarian leanings.
Mar 17, 2014   The Atlantic Cities
A recent article surveys a few examples of residents in cities around the country employing tactical urbanism. As tactical urbanism has been adopted in different ways in different cities, so to have the reactions of city leaders varied.
Feb 28, 2014   Governing
Last Wednesday, an estimated 700,000—more than the city's population of 635,000—welcomed the Seahawks home, without major incident. Writing in The Atlantic Cities, Chuck Wolfe describes five lessons for placemaking through words and photographs.
Feb 8, 2014   The Atlantic Cities
With the launch of a new website, the city of L.A. has begun an exciting experiment in community-based placemaking. The "People St" program will soon accept applications to convert underused street space into plazas, parklets, and bicycle corrals.
Jan 23, 2014   LA.Streetsblog
Fed up with speeding cars, and a city bureaucracy seen as slow to respond to their complaints, residents and artists in Baltimore have taken it upon themselves to remedy the situation by creating their own traffic calming measures.
Dec 30, 2013   Baltimore City Paper