A New Face for an Old Broad

More information:  http://www.smartcitymemphis.com/2010/11/showing-what-neighborhoods-look-like-when-designed-with-people-in-mind/

 

Living Walls

Living Walls is a project that began in Atlanta in 2010. Living Walls utilizes street art to engage everyday citizens in discussion about public space and urban environments.

Source: http://livingwallsatl.com 

 

Parklets

Parklet is a small public space that extends a sidewalk to provide room for seating, play areas, green space and other amenities. Parklets occupy two or three on-street parking spaces and are often built on elevated platforms to allow for easy access from a sidewalk. Originally conceived and implemented in San Francisco, dozens of parklets have been installed in cities across the United States.

Source: http://sfpavementtoparks.sfplanning.org/

Parklets in San Francisco impact report: http://sfgreatstreets.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/DivisaderoReportPart1.pdf

 

New York City Department Of Transportation - NYC Plaza Program, Pedestrian Network, CityBench, Urban Art, Safe Streets For Seniors

21 Swings
Exercise in musical cooperation

"Every spring, an interactive installation takes over a high-traffic area in Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles and sets a collective ritual. The installation offers a fresh look at the idea of cooperation, the notion that we can achieve more together than separately.

The result is a giant instrument made of 21 musical swings; each swing in motion triggers different notes, all the swings together compose a piece, but some sounds only emerge from cooperation.

The project stimulates ownership of the public space, bringing together people of all ages and backgrounds, and creating a place for playing and hanging out in the middle of the city centre.

A traveling version of the project is currently being made for these collective moments to spread around the world."

www.dailytouslesjours.com

A Project by Daily tous les jours

Created by Mouna Andraos & Melissa Mongiat

Source: http://vimeo.com/40980676

 

Walk [ Your City ]

Starting in Raleigh with an informal-posted-in-the-night sign campaign, folks in Raleigh wanted to encourage people to get out and walk. Next followed a Kickstarter campaign, which has launched them into the business of getting people excited to walk their city. 

Find out more information and make your own signs here:  http://walkyourcity.org/ Keep up with them here: https://www.facebook.com/WalkRaleigh

Sources: Images from http://walkyourcity.org/ and kickstarter.tumblr.com 

 

Candy Chang - Before I die

Image Source: www.candychang.com/projects

 

Candy Chang - I wish this was

Image Source: www.candychang.com/projects

 

Tactical Urbanism - From around the world

These images and descriptions were compiled by Smart City Memphis. Common tactics:

1. Planting things where they normally wouldn't be: Italy has a Guerrilla Gardening Day.

2. Knit bombing: These decorated posts are found in Brooklyn, NY. This was a 2009 project transforming 69 parking meters.

3. Chair bombing: Tactics also include providing practical amenities, such as this chair, placed in 2010 in Orlando, Florida.

Source: Smart City Memphis

For an ultimate guide on tactical tactics, check out Tactical Urbanism 2 by Mike Lydon of Street Plans Collaborative.