Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change (英語) ペーパーバック – 2015/3/17
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In the twenty-first century, cities worldwide must respond to a growing and diverse population, ever-shifting economic conditions, new technologies, and a changing climate. Short-term, community-based projects--from pop-up parks to open streets initiatives--have become a powerful and adaptable new tool of urban activists, planners, and policy-makers seeking to drive lasting improvements in their cities and beyond. These quick, often low-cost, and creative projects are the essence of the Tactical Urbanism movement. Whether creating vibrant plazas seemingly overnight or re-imagining parking spaces as neighborhood gathering places, they offer a way to gain public and government support for investing in permanent projects, inspiring residents and civic leaders to experience and shape urban spaces in a new way.Tactical Urbanism, written by Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia, two founders of the movement, promises to be the foundational guide for urban transformation. The authors begin with an in-depth history of the Tactical Urbanism movement and its place among other social, political, and urban planning trends. A detailed set of case studies, from guerilla wayfinding signs in Raleigh, to pavement transformed into parks in San Francisco, to a street art campaign leading to a new streetcar line in El Paso, demonstrate the breadth and scalability of tactical urbanism interventions. Finally, the book provides a detailed toolkit for conceiving, planning, and carrying out projects, including how to adapt them based on local needs and challenges. Tactical Urbanism will inspire and empower a new generation of engaged citizens, urban designers, land use planners, architects, and policymakers to become key actors in the transformation of their communities.
"Our cities need to change, fast. "Tactical Urbanism" is a guided tour of solutions created when local people decide they can't wait for politics to catch up before they improve their neighborhoods. This weathervane book deserves a place on any urbanist's bookshelf."--Alex Steffen "author of "Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet" "
"[An] enthusiastic volume "Tactical Urbanism"serves as a how-to guide for activists who want to get in on the action . [a] practical framework for envisioning and executing tactical urbanism projects It is, basically, the class you never took in design school."
--Josh Stephens ""California Planning &Development Report" ""
"Our cities need to change, fast. Tactical Urbanism is a guided tour of solutions created when local people decide they can't wait for politics to catch up before they improve their neighborhoods. This weathervane book deserves a place on any urbanist's bookshelf."--Alex Steffen, author of "Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet"
"Urban planning is a task that encompasses many layers, but one can never forget that the urban scale has to be connected to the human scale. In Tactical Urbanism, Lydon and Garcia highlight this fundamental relationship, showing through well researched and illustrated examples that simplicity is a key method to positively transform our cities."--Jaime Lerner, former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil and author of "Urban Acupuncture"
"Tactical urbanism is a brilliant way to jumpstart ambitious change by letting people experience a different future. That is part of what makes this book one of this century's most valuable guides for urban changemakers."--Carol Coletta, VP/Community and National Initiatives, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
"Cities, city-makers, and citizens would be smart to add the mindset and skills of tactical urbanism to their tool belt. Mike and Anthony's book, better than any other source, shows how."--Brent Toderian, city planning and advanced urbanism consultant; former chief planner for Vancouver, British Columbia
Tactical Urbanism captures a way of thinking about city-building that injects imagination into the process. Whether applied by city officials or neighborhood leaders, Tactical Urbanism provides an outline for how-to prototype new ideas about our buildings, streets and neighborhoods.
I’ve seen first-hand how applying the tools and processes discussed in this book can help wake-up a neighborhood; reversing decades of disinvestment in a short period. Tactical Urbanism guides neighborhood leaders in how to highlight the potential of a place or an idea. More importantly it encourages residents to stop talking about what needs to be done and start doing.
Tactical Urbanism is not just for neighborhood activists. As the book points out city officials are increasingly applying a “test and then invest” approach when testing new configurations of an intersection or effectiveness of a traffic calming design before investing in the approach. This type of thinking makes sense in cities with shrinking resources.
Perhaps most inspiring is that the authors of Tactical Urbanism provide an outlet for the frustration of citizens that want to see action in building stronger, more interesting places. I highly recommend this book for anyone interesting in rebuilding cities.