Tactical Urbanism, Interview with Roger Cummings of Juxtaposition Arts
Tactical Urbanism refers to projects done without permission from the local government or with any formal planning – it is DIY, low cost, and temporary. Tactical Urbanism is a tool anyone can use to get the public to pay attention to something the community needs, like more parks or bike lines, or even just to add some fun to the built environment. On this episode, we explore all kinds of Tactical Urbanism projects and find out who it’s for, its possibilities, and its limitations.
Then, I interview Roger Cummings, co-founder of the Minneapolis-based nonprofit Juxtaposition Arts, on the organization’s early adoption of Tactical Urbanism and how they’ve used it to engage community members that might otherwise be left out of the urban planning process.
Show Notes + Sources
Tactical Urbanism and democratizing city planning
The official Tactical Urbanist’s Guide
Tactical Urbanism and inclusive placemaking
Fayetteville and New Orleans sanctioned Tactical Urbanism
Five Lessons In Tactical Urbanism
Center for Active Design’s Tactical Urbanism Guide
Columbus Transit and its use of Tactical Urbanism
More TU projects
Democratic and equity limitations of Tactical Urbanism