Check out our latest research project. In collaboration with the Transportation Research Board, Street Plans recently completed an eight-month research effort into Tactical Transit projects in North America.
Tactical Urbanism Projects
Through the publication of six open-source guides and one full-length book, we have become the progenitors and stewards of the Tactical Urbanism movement.
In 2020, cities adapted to COVID-19 with open streets, outdoor dining, and added bike lanes. In 2021, some of those changes became permanent—and advocates for walkable, bikeable cities can take lessons from what worked to redesign even more streets.Read More "COVID Forced Cities to Redesign Their Streets. Now, Some of Those Changes are Permanent."
We recently designed and delivered this project with Culver City staff, Sam Schwartz, TY Lin, & dozens of volunteers who helped us implement more than 30,000 sq. ft. of asphalt art.Read More "Downtown Culver City Just Got More Walkable, Bikeable, and Transit-Friendly"
A quiet revolution in public space management is spreading throughout New York City — & it is not being undertaken by the city bureaucrats who are paid to oversee our streetscape, but by Business Improvement Districts, private entities that raise money from commercial interests & also raise questions about the future of urban space.Read More "Public Space, Private Initiative"
A community group is demanding the City turn a deadly Brooklyn street into a car-free plaza after a 3-month-old baby was killed by a reckless driver there in September. Street Plans is providing pro bono design services to assist with the community effort.Read More "Locals Demand Justice for Baby Apolline…in the Form of at Least One Car-Free Street"
Tony Garcia joined other esteemed panelists to discuss exploring the barriers and opportunities for South African and African cities to ignite action around tactical urbanism approaches to reconfigure the public realm and city streets as part of Covid and Post-Covid city strategies.Read More "Urban Festival 2021 – Session 8 : Public Spaces & Streets for Post-Covid City Recovery"
Our neighbors, especially in areas underserved with open space, urgently need higher-quality and more accessible streets, sidewalks, and outdoor spaces. In most places this will require repurposing available street space to support our city’s economic recovery, equity, and climate adaptation goals.Read More "SoHo Charting a Public Space Vision for People and Economic Recovery"
Mike Lydon joined Barcelona Ajuntament, the Barcelona City Council, to kick off the first of a 3-day conference on Superilla Barcelona: A city for Those Who Live in it: Building the Right to the City, asking: How do we achieve a livable city, inside and outside the private space? How do we create livable and nearby neighborhoods?Read More "Superilla Barcelona: The City After Covid Roundtable"