Tactical Urbanism : Short-term Action for Long-term Change

Tactical Urbanism : Short-term Action for Long-term Change

Description

Short-term, community-based projects - from pop-up parks to open streets initiatives - have become a powerful and adaptable new tool of urban activists, planners, and policy-makers seeking to drive lasting improvements in their cities and beyond. These quick, often low-cost, and creative projects are the essence of the Tactical Urbanism movement. Whether creating vibrant plazas seemingly overnight or re-imagining parking spaces as local gathering places, they offer a way to gain public and government support for investing in permanent projects, inspiring residents and civic leaders to experience and shape urban spaces in a new way. Tactical Urbanism, written by Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia, two founders of the movement, promises to be the foundational guide for urban transformation. The authors begin with an in-depth history of the Tactical Urbanism movement and its place among other social, political, and urban planning trends, and a detailed set of case studies demonstrate the breadth and scalability of tactical urbanism interventions. Finally, the book provides a detailed toolkit for conceiving, planning, and carrying out projects, including how to adapt them based on local needs and challenges. Tactical Urbanism will inspire and empower a new generation of engaged citizens, urban designers, land use planners, architects, and policymakers to become key actors in the transformation of their communities.

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Details

Author(s)
Mike Lydon, Anthony Garcia, Andres Duany
Format
Paperback | 256 pages
Dimensions
166 x 213 x 13mm | 485g
Publication date
13 Apr 2015
Publisher
Island Press
Publication City/Country
Washington, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
3rd None ed
ISBN10
1610915267
ISBN13
9781610915267
Bestsellers rank
143,453