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Tactical Urbanism

Authors: Lydon, Mike, Garcia, Anthony

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  • The first book to define and contextualize the growing Tactical Urbanism movement, written by prominent leaders
  • Detailed case studies from around the world illustrate the diversity and scale of tactical urbanism interventions
  • Toolkit provides a practical guide for designing, planning, and implementing projects according to local needs and challenges
  • Beautifully designed and illustrated in full color
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About this book

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 neighborhood 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.

About the authors

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. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Disturbing The Order of Things

    Pages 1-24

    Lydon, Mike (et al.)

  • Inspirations and Antecedents of Tactical Urbanism

    Pages 25-62

    Lydon, Mike (et al.)

  • The Next American City and the Rise of Tactical Urbanism

    Pages 63-88

    Lydon, Mike (et al.)

  • Of Cities and Citizens: Five Tactical Urbanism Stories

    Pages 89-170

    Lydon, Mike (et al.)

  • A Tactical Urbanism How-To

    Pages 171-208

    Lydon, Mike (et al.)

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eBook 20,22 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-61091-567-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tactical Urbanism
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Island Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-567-0
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-567-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 230
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