Tactical Urbanism

Paperback - June 2015 - AU $34.99

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

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. + Full description

Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia provide background on the movement they helped found and offer five case studies and a toolkit for conceiving, planning, and carrying out projects. Tactical Urbanism is the foundational guide for urban transformation.

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Paperback | June 2015 | $ 34.99
ISBN: 9781610915267 | 260 pages | 152 x 229 mm
Publisher: Island Press, USA


Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Rise of Tactical Urbanism
Chapter 3: Scale and Patterns of Innovation and Adoption
Chapter 4: Case Studies
Chapter 5: How to Undertake a Tactical Urbanism Intervention
Chapter 6. Conclusion


Mike Lydon is Principal of The Street Plans Collaborative. An internationally recognized planner, he was a co-author of The Smart Growth Manual and the creator and primary author of the reports “The Open Streets Project” and “Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action, Long-Term Change” Vol.1 and Vol.2. He works and speaks internationally on smart growth, livable cities, active transportation, and tactical urbanism.

Anthony Garcia is Principal of The Street Plans Collaborative. Prior to launching the firm’s Miami office, Anthony was Project Director for six years at Chael Cooper & Associates Architects. Between 2008-2012 he was Managing Editor and Publisher of TransitMiami.com, a blog dedicated to planning and transportation in South Florida. He serves as part-time faculty at the University of Miami School of Architecture, is an active Board member of the Green Mobility Network, and a member of the Congress of the New Urbansim.