“Short Term Action, Long Term Change”

18 May

In an era of shrinking budgets and fewer resources, tactical urbanism emerges as a way of incrementally improving the urban landscape by implementing cost-effective, small-scale projects.

In general, tactical urbanism projects are community minded and have realistic end goals. They range from parking lot-to-parks projects, yarn bombing, to a nationwide Park(ing) Day.

These tactics can be easily replicated in other cities, as seen in the recent release of Tactical Urbanism 2: Short Term Action, Long Term Change. The free guidebook includes 12 new popular tactical interventions, including park making, ad busting, and reclaimed setbacks. The Street Plans Collaborative is the planning, advocacy and design firm behind the guidebook.

One Response to ““Short Term Action, Long Term Change””


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