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Tactical Urbanism

Season 1, Ep. 40

Cities around the world used quick, cheap materials to transform streets for people during the pandemic, but tactical urbanism can, in theory, be initiated by communities and individuals to transform a bare patch of their neighbourhoods at any time. Laura, Ned and Adam talk about their greening efforts, and Laura shares recordings from her giant planters project, during two weeks of construction and two community planting days. Adam also talks about £254m of funds recently awarded for active travel in the West Midlands.


Some links:

http://tacticalurbanismguide.com/

Adam's van made the news https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-57569344 

Possible's campaign to enable more community parklets nationwide https://www.wearepossible.org/actions-blog/get-parklets-on-your-streets

London Parklets Campaign: https://londonparkletscampaign.wordpress.com/people-parking-day/ 

The story of Brenda Puech's People Parking Bay: https://www.peopleparkingbay.com/


We hope you enjoy this episode of Streets Ahead, a podcast dedicated to the world of active travel, liveable streets and people-focused urban design.


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