Tactical Urbanism

Building Neighborhood Communities

I’m a big fan of “Tactical Urbanism” – it generally means to try bold things and measure the results one neighborhood at a time. Different neighborhoods require different tactics. For example, the Sylvania Avenue Business Corridor, which I championed some years ago is getting traction because of tactical urbanism. My plan for Secor Road, which was rejected by the current mayor, would have tested new traffic patterns in an effort to combat congestion. That’s tactical urbanism. And my proposed District Improvement Grants, which again was rejected by the current mayor, will bring tactical urbanism to every neighborhood that WANTS to improve.

Tom touches on his plan in the following interview with Fred LeFebvre. 

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