Kelly Chan explores how temporary architecture is changing our relationship to the built environment, and asks "how permanent is our current fascination for the temporary?"
May 12, 2012 Art Info
Emily Badger tracks the hacking phenomenon as it migrates from the virtual to the physical world, and the official channels that are embracing and facilitating its emergence.
May 8, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Morgan Clendaniel reports on a Minneapolis artistic intervention, Urban Plant Tags, that call attention to often overlooked amenities in the built environment.
May 6, 2012 Fast Co.Exisit
Lydia DePillis spotlights a host of temporary projects in D.C., from a shipping container fairgrounds to a three-month-long arts event, which have residents, leaders, and organizers seeing vacancy as an opportunity, and permanence as optional.
Apr 26, 2012 Washington City Paper
Jeroen Beekmans reports on the pet project of "urban hacktivist" Florian Rivière to produce light-weight pop-up crosswalks.
Mar 31, 2012 The Pop-Up City
Mimi Zeiger pens a contrarian's take on the growing popularity of DIY urbanism, noting the danger in what she deems a conservative urban-planning position.
Mar 9, 2012 LAB|log
Nate Berg reports on the recent release of the "official" guide to tactical urbanism, <em>Tactical Urbanism 2: Short-Term Action, Long Term Change</em>, authored by Mike Lydon.
Mar 5, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Emily Badger reports on surreptitious wayfinding signage that has been appearing mysteriously under the cover of darkness in Raleigh.
Feb 9, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
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.
Oct 3, 2011 New Urban News Network
New York City has led the way in tactical urbanism for some time, like the pedestrian plaza in Times Square. Now they're encouraging "pop-up cafes", or cafe table seating that takes over excess roadway.
Aug 7, 2011 Pattern Cities