Tactical Urbanism

April 12, 2017, 10am PDT
A how-to guide for concerned citizens and tactical urbanists interested in slowing down traffic in their community.
Strong Towns
March 22, 2017, 5am PDT
Jennifer Bolande has created a series of billboards that perfectly line up with the mountain views they block on a highway in Palm Springs, California.
Twisted Sifter
March 16, 2017, 10am PDT
Saying that they believe in direct action and suspecting the motives of the State, a group of Portland anarchists are taking to the streets to fix potholes.
Boing Boing
March 14, 2017, 8am PDT
New York trouble adds subversive quotes to the "If You See Something Say Something" signs in the New York Subway.
Hyperallergic
March 3, 2017, 8am PST
An unknown bike safety activist wields toilet plungers for safety and justice, just as the Thor of legend once wielded Mjölnir.
Next City
January 7, 2017, 7am PST
The semi-legal world of quick, informal city improvements called tactical urbanism is finding a home inside transit departments.
TransitCenter
November 1, 2016, 11am PDT
Nasvhille's embrace of temporary urban interventions is producing amazing results that are capturing the imagination of both locals and tourists alike.
Modern Cities
September 26, 2016, 7am PDT
The Curbed team has compiled a laundry list of creative and effective ways for people to give some love to their cities.
Curbed
August 17, 2016, 11am PDT
Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a recently announced series of tactical urbanism workshops will take place in six U.S. cities.
The Architect's Newspaper
July 15, 2016, 6am PDT
Take a look at these creative crosswalks and add your own examples.
The Guardian Cities
June 21, 2016, 9am PDT
A project proposal from Alloy Development and the Gowanus Canal Conservancy makes creative use of space to achieve stormwater benefits in the neighborhood surrounding the Gowanus Canal.
Brooklyn Paper
June 16, 2016, 8am PDT
Seeking relief from noise, pollution, and incessant traffic, the city of Barcelona has a bold plan to repurpose street space. "Superblocks" will route cars around the perimeter, leaving interior streets open for walkers and bikes.
The Guardian
Blog post
March 15, 2016, 2pm PDT

With a grant from the Knight Foundation, Street Plans is creating the "Tactical Urbanist's Guide to Materials and Design" to provide engineer-approved materials guidance for citizen-led demonstration, and city-led pilot and interim design projects.

Mike Lydon
Blog post
February 24, 2016, 9am PST
Though projects tend to be hyper-local and temporary, Do It Yourself, Tactical, or Guerrilla Urbanism is an endorsement of the top-down planning model, rather than a repudiation.
Reuben Duarte
February 13, 2016, 11am PST
There has been no shortage of responses to the story about St. Louis letting decorated sidewalks fade away after encountering federal policy that recommends more subdued colors.
Streetsblog USA
February 9, 2016, 10am PST
St. Louis will end a program that allows groups to decorate crosswalks for the purposes of beautifying and branding neighborhoods. Currently decorated crosswalks can stay, for now.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 21, 2015, 12pm PDT
Reflection on the education provided by the irreverent game called Cards Against Urbanity has led the game's creators to create a new, less snarky version of the game.
Next City
October 4, 2015, 1pm PDT
Too often, street-side parklets become little more than semi-private patios for the businesses that sponsor them. Pavement parks, replacing dangerous intersections, may be a more worthwhile option.
Next City
September 20, 2015, 11am PDT
A review of the book by Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia asks the question. The answer is a clear "yes."
California Planning & Development Report
September 16, 2015, 2pm PDT
Seattle will implement a process by which neighborhoods can take the Tactical Urbanism practice of DIY sidewalks a step further—by officially approving local designs for sidewalks.
Seattle Bike Blog