Reclaiming City Spaces With “Tactical Urbanism”


From guerilla gardening to pop-up parks, tactical urbanism is catching the world by storm. The growing movement is characterized by the temporary altering of city infrastructure through citizen-led initiatives.

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When tactical urbanists see something wrong in their cities, they start dreaming up ways to fix it themselves. Their creative, inexpensive solutions allow for the faster completion of projects that bring immediate benefits to their community, such as safer roads.

In Jersey City, this meant quickly setting up temporary bike lanes to reduce pedestrian fatalities. The result of this experiment in tactical urbanism was so successful that permanent designs were adopted by city officials within a year.

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