Guerilla Urbanism

Plunger

Providence the Latest City to Get Toilet-Plunger Bike Lane

Bike advocates are plumbing new depths, with a growing trend toward placing plungers to act as separators for bike lanes.

June 14, 2017 - Bicycling

Traffic Cones

Traffic Safety Advocates Taking Action Into Their Own Hands

The San Francisco Transformation Agency is tired of watching cyclists and pedestrians die while the city promises more Vision Zero improvements.

August 10, 2016 - KQED

Pop Up Protected Bike Lanes

DIY Urbanism and Top-Down Planning

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.

February 24, 2016 - Reuben Duarte

Street Market

The Promise of Pop-Up Placemaking

With the support of its executive leadership, Adelaide, Australia's experimentalist city council has encouraged ephemeral projects to enliven streets. "Splash Adelaide" projects can even override council policy.

May 12, 2015 - Citiscope

Adults

Boston's 'Adult Playground': Created without Traditional Planning

Anthony Flint cites the example of Boston's new adult playground to ask the question: "Should we let more urban design emerge organically?"

September 19, 2014 - CityLab

Sick of Speeding, Baltimoreans Deploy DIY Traffic Calming

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.

December 30, 2013 - Baltimore City Paper

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.