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Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change

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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 ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 17th 2015 by Island Press (first published May 1st 2014)
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Du
Jan 24, 2016 Du rated it liked it
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3.5 Stars. A good overview of how to try out changes and the history of many successful attempts. I think the draw back to this book is that many of the ideas are just as discoverable online. There is nothing academic or unique to the ideas in a book form. I liked the overall thrust of it and the photos are great, so I am glad to have it.

One interesting note, is the idea of the roll that Sears kit homes had in promoting tactical urbanism.
mellyana
Feb 05, 2016 mellyana rated it really liked it
I like the idea to be "tactical". Provides examples, not much in term of quantity but deep enough to get the sense of each tactic. The book provides "how to". Good guidance from those who have done it.
Bill H
Feb 07, 2016 Bill H rated it did not like it
Just because the authors write "Tactical Urbanism" 3-5+ times per page, doesn't mean you're getting any sort of point across. There really isn't any novel or useful information to be found in this book, unfortunately.
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