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Urban Interventions: A Tactical Urbanism How-To

How can an inexpensive, short-term project create long-term societal change? Guerilla Wayfinding, Parklets, DIY Crosswalks – these are all examples of an exciting trend in urban placemaking commonly referred to as Tactical Urbanism.

From 3:00-4:30PM on Saturday, February 8th, the Bourse Co-Working Loft will host a FREE distinguished speaker series on Tactical Urbanism called "Urban Interventions: A Tactical Urbanism How-To". This event will explore how inexpensive, short-term projects - such as Guerilla Wayfinding, Parklets, DIY Crosswalks - can create long-term societal change. Our two speakers represent the public view from the street AND and the regulatory view from inside city hall: Bottom up AND top down interventions.

Mike Lydon, Principal of The Street Plans Collaborative, will lead an overview of Tactical Urbanism alongside Dan Bartman, Senior Planner at the City of Somerville. The overview of Tactical Urbanism will equip attendees with an understanding of how to plan, fund, and implement projects. We'll also explore how the City of Somerville, and other municipalities, have integrated Tactical Urbanism into the project delivery process.

Learn about how other communities have used Tactical Urbanism to bring about meaningful change in their cities and towns, and to inspire the practice in the Elm City.

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Earlier Event: January 30
The Human Scale
Later Event: March 10
Andres Duany Speaks at MIT