Tactical urbanism projects differ from traditional top-down capital programs because of their temporary nature, relying on low-cost or temporary materials. Mike Lydon said the approach allows citizens and community groups to be more empowered and involved in the planning process.
“A six-year-old could be as involved as an engineer or the mayor. The creation of that infrastructure and the priorities for the community become more open and that creates opportunities for further engagement and education.”– Mike Lydon, Principal at Street Plans
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