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.
For this 2nd issue of the articles on Tactical Urbanism, L’Institut Paris Region looks back at an interview conducted on 9 September 2020 with Mike Lydon, co-founder of Street Plans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Type: Planning + Design Scale: City-wide Status: commencing November 15, 2021 Under the leadership and direction of the Culver City City Council and the Culver City Transportation Department, the MOVE Culver City project was born. This project is implementing the guiding principles set forth in the City’s Transit Oriented Development Visioning…