Tactical Urbanism provides permission for engaged community members to become key actors in the transformation of their neighbourhoods.
A fun example of guerrilla urbanism from L.A.’s Koeratown.
From the creator’s—Julie Kim—website:
As an experiment, a friend suggested that I place the Hammock Coffee Table on a bustling sidewalk and film the results from a “spycam”. We shot some footage at the intersection of Vermont and 6th Street in Koreatown, LA. Watch the video to see what happens when a coffee table appears mysteriously on a street corner. The video aims to challenge the perception that no one walks or uses public transit in Los Angeles, while also romanticizing a sometimes forgotten corner in the City.
For more info about the making of the video, click here. You can also see the rest of Julie Kim’s portfolio at plicdesign.com.
This week’s list looks at how small scale and informal changes can have large and lasting effects in our cities.
Darryl Chen’s Urban Design DIY offers an irreverent yet astute list of ten easy steps to creating an urban-design plan
Every day urbanism builds on the concept of adaptive urbanism and looks at urban planning as a process of perpetual engagement and reiteration.
DIY urbanism empowers residents to implement the changes they seek and are create their own positive urban interventions.
A selection of the best articles I’ve read over the past seven days.