Tactical Urbanism

September 2, 2015, 8am PDT
As it works to gather the $60 million necessary to implement permanent changes to Monument Circle, Indianapolis is testing ideas for how to make the location more pedestrian friendly.
Streetsblog USA
August 8, 2015, 5am PDT
The Prospect North Partnership intends to build a fully integrated, resource-efficient neighborhood in a prime yet underdeveloped location.
MinnPost
Blog post
July 30, 2015, 10am PDT
Planners and designers should not be afraid to reclaim overused and misused words—as long as they know what they're doing.
James Brasuell
July 1, 2015, 7am PDT
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.
DNAinfo Chicago
June 23, 2015, 1pm PDT
Cleveland will soon have its first park let—thanks to the leadership of the nonprofit Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corp., the collective generosity of Cleveland Collectivo and more, and the approval of the Cleveland Planning Commission.
The Plain Dealer
May 19, 2015, 10am PDT
Next City's "Urban Vanguard" fellows envision ways to use tactical urbanism to further the evolution of Reno, Nevada. Their presentations helped city leaders reconsider the ways the city thinks about itself.
Next City
April 20, 2015, 7am PDT
San Francisco recently hosted a series of events to make the city's backbone, Market Street, a little more fun. It's the latest of many efforts to revitalize a street that has been problematic even as the rest of the city has boomed.
Next City
April 16, 2015, 11am PDT
The intersection of Lincoln Ave, Southport Avenue, and Wellington Avenue in the South Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago is in the process of a major upgrade in pedestrian-friendly placemaking.
Chi.Streetsblog
Blog post
February 13, 2015, 12pm PST
The second and final post about MoMa's exhibit, "Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities."
Mike Lydon
February 11, 2015, 1pm PST
Placemaking is an overused term and under-comprehended subcategory of the urban design and planning fields. Howard Blackson explains what it means and how it has evolved in his own career.
UrbDeZine
January 29, 2015, 1pm PST
An installment from Spacing's "Cities for People" series makes the case for tactical urbanism as a supplement to professional practice.
Spacing
January 6, 2015, 2pm PST
What's new for placemaking advocacy in 2015? In short, being an effective communicator is in. Being self-concerned and oblivious is out.
PlaceShakers
Blog post
December 20, 2014, 1pm PST

In part one of a two-part series, I introduce MoMA's latest Issues in Contemporary Architecture exhibit and offer a definition of Tactical Urbanism.

Mike Lydon
September 17, 2014, 7am PDT
The only thing surprising about Cards Against Urbanity, a cities- and city-planner-focused parody of Cards Against Humanity, is that nobody thought of it sooner.
Elevation DC
Blog post
August 12, 2014, 8am PDT
Denver's investments in placemaking—guided by the city's great appeal to Millennials—are a mixed bag of hits, misses, and open questions.
Dean Saitta
August 8, 2014, 6am PDT
Chuck Wolfe revisits five instances of how we can learn from the urbanism we already have.
The Huffington Post
May 16, 2014, 12pm PDT
Does tactical urbanism too-often benefit the point of view of a privileged population, leaving behind more pressing needs?
The University of Chicago Urban Network
May 6, 2014, 7am PDT
In the celebratory spirit of Cinco de Mayo, Scott Doyon invites you to let your freak flag fly.
PlaceShakers
Blog post
April 28, 2014, 5am PDT

On Urban-Think Tank, a design firm working at the intersection of architecture and urbanism to further environmental justice.

Anna Bergren Miller
April 25, 2014, 11am PDT
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.
Atlantic Cities