Ever felt like you wanted to make a small but much needed improvement to your neighbourhood? Felt powerless or lacking in the know-how on how to go about making these changes? Eager to be an advocate for change or simply wish to build a better, more connected local community? Luckily, the Tactical Urbanism movement has a wealth of free guides and case studies of people who have done just that. Taking the mantra of 'Short Term Action for Long Term Change', these free guides can provide inspiration, knowledge and do's and don'ts that act as pointers of how you can do the same!
So if you want to know more about how to undertake guerrilla low cost urban initiatives such as building better blocks, neighbourhood gardening, road repair, taking part in park(ing) day (click here), temporary events or place making, click on the read buttons, download and get involved. We'd love to hear your ideas!
TACTICAL URBANISM Vol.1
The first collection of creative projects that went on to have big impacts to city policy and city streets. Starting as merely a documentation of seemingly unrelated low-cost urban interventions, it quickly become a blueprint for unsanctioned and sanctioned tactics for community groups looking to create change and influence planning in their city. A must read!
THE PARK(ING) DAY MANUAL
On every third Friday in September around the world, citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary public places. It questions why so much of our outdoor space is dedicated to the movement and storage of private vehicles. Fancy creating your own this year? Here's the Manual to show you how.
TACTICAL URBANISM VOL.2
Expanding from the simple pamphlet style of its predecessor, Vol.2 provides a far greater and expansive collection of community based actions along with a brief history of the movement. Emerging from the first Tactical Urbanism Salon, that took place in Long Island NY in 2012, its bland cover belays the spectrum of brilliant and craetive ideas inside.
RECLAIMING THE RIGHT OF WAY
Thinking of creating your own Parklet but don't know where to begin? Need some inspiration, nuts and bolts guidance or advice from the professionals? Well this comprehensive American based guide has been produced by the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA and provides everything you need on what, and what NOT to do!
TACTICAL URBANISM VOL.4
With Vol.3 dedicated to examples in South America, better to seek out Vol.4 which looks solely at examples in Australia and NZ. Co-written by the community centric Co-Design Studios in Melbourne, this incredible collection of case studies examines the bottom up approach from its early roots in Swanston St. to the re-building of Christchurch.
TACTICAL URBANIST'S GUIDE TO MATERIALS AND DESIGN
This American based manual is simply the most exhaustive practical guide on how to go about creating spaces. Produced by The Street Plans Collaborative this open source resource is also the web hub of all the latest developments in Tactical Urbanism. Connect here to the web page or click below to download the guide.