Tactical Urbanism, Interview with Roger Cummings of Juxtaposition Arts

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

Juxtaposition Arts

Tactical Urbanism and democratizing city planning

The official Tactical Urbanist’s Guide

Tactical Urbanism and inclusive placemaking

Fayetteville and New Orleans sanctioned Tactical Urbanism

More on Tactical Urbanism and the City of New Orleans

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

One of many temporary parks constructed nationally as part of (Park)ing Day, this one done in Seattle.

One of many temporary parks constructed nationally as part of (Park)ing Day, this one done in Seattle.

Making streets into what you want to see in your community? Game on!

Making streets into what you want to see in your community? Game on!

Roger Cummings of Juxtaposition Arts, featured in this episode!

Roger Cummings of Juxtaposition Arts, featured in this episode!

Local Control

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