What happens when the people take urban planning into their own hands? Tactical Urbanism: Ordinary people doing simple things to improve their communities. Be inspired by short films showcasing the efforts and successes of tactical urbanists from around the world.
Architecture Students from Tampa FL took their engineering know-how to the streets to encourage people to think about how they interact with public spaces. Whether it is through a “Tree of Technology,” giant building fins, or a public park mid-day dance party, the Urban Conga is re-activating public space. The group will be in Los Angeles during the festival, reactivating spaces all over L.A.
TRANSITIONS MAR VISTA
A lawn removal party teaches neighbors to embrace the indigenous flora of Southern California.
BEST OF PARKING DAY
See how communities around the country are celebrating the holiday designed to put the park back in parking space.
Unsatisfied with bicycle parking outside his office, Casey buys a bike rack from online and installs it himself.
IMPROVISED BIKE LANES
Timid bicyclists are always being coached to “take the lane” rather than riding in the gutter. Instead of taking the lane, why not give yourself a lane? These bicyclist put in their own bike lanes. An idea so good, the city eventually made it official. Eventually.
Complete listing of short films in this block is TBA