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Reclaiming Streets
Active Placemaking & Tactical Urbanism
Lorne Daniel
rethinkurban.com
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the quality of our shared spaces
makes a difference
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the best placemaking
starts in place
 walking, biking, sitting, playing in the
space
 involves all the senses
 ‘shoul...
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disrupting streets – to make
improvements
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disrupting streets – to make
improvements
 Tactical Urbanism
 quick, often temporary, projects to make public spaces m...
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Low key tactical urbanism
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citizens making statements…
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+exploration and gentle disruption
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demonstrating what works
before after
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creativity can inspire change
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pilots & pop-ups
 the ‘Lighter Quicker Cheaper’ approach
 avoiding the trap of over-planning
‘what would happen if…?’
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piloting a complete street
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Times Square
pilot to design concept to built
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common element: collaboration
 active citizens
 elected officials
 planners, designers,
architects, engineers
designi...
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Some starting points
 pps.org
 rethinkurban.com
 streetplans.org
Slideshow photos courtesy PPS, Streetplans,
Sarah Ro...
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An overview of citizen-led activism that can transform urban streets into safer, more creative, and attractive spaces.

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Reclaiming streets: creative placemaking and tactical urbanism

  1. 1. + Reclaiming Streets Active Placemaking & Tactical Urbanism Lorne Daniel rethinkurban.com
  2. 2. + the quality of our shared spaces makes a difference
  3. 3. + the best placemaking starts in place  walking, biking, sitting, playing in the space  involves all the senses  ‘shoulder to shoulder’ encourages collaboration  in Victoria:  The Places Project  City Walks / City Talks  Jane’s Walk  GVCC Theme Rides
  4. 4. + disrupting streets – to make improvements
  5. 5. + disrupting streets – to make improvements  Tactical Urbanism  quick, often temporary, projects to make public spaces more ‘livable’  Special events  Demonstration rides  Park(ing) days  Cyclovias  guerrilla gardening  parking-to-parks
  6. 6. + Low key tactical urbanism
  7. 7. + citizens making statements…
  8. 8. +
  9. 9. +exploration and gentle disruption
  10. 10. + demonstrating what works before after
  11. 11. + creativity can inspire change
  12. 12. +
  13. 13. + pilots & pop-ups  the ‘Lighter Quicker Cheaper’ approach  avoiding the trap of over-planning ‘what would happen if…?’
  14. 14. + piloting a complete street
  15. 15. +
  16. 16. + Times Square pilot to design concept to built
  17. 17. + common element: collaboration  active citizens  elected officials  planners, designers, architects, engineers designing better public spaces by being IN public spaces
  18. 18. + Some starting points  pps.org  rethinkurban.com  streetplans.org Slideshow photos courtesy PPS, Streetplans, Sarah Rose Robert, Lorne Daniel
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