In 2005, a group of artist and designers rolled out some sod grass in a parking space on a street in Downtown San Francisco. They popped some quarters into a parking meter and declared the spot a temporary urban park. Five years later, their Park(ing) Day concept had spread to 952 “parks” in 162 cities and 35 countries around the world and San Francisco’s City Planning Department had instituted an official “Pavement to Parks” program. This session explores how web-enabled, citizen-driven “tactical urbanism” concepts are changing the way we plan, design, manage and use our urban interfaces.
Moderated by Loeb Fellows Aaron Naparstek and Jean Brownhill Lauer, with special guests:
Mike Lydon, Principal of the Street Plans Collaborative; co-author “Tactical Urbanism, Volume 1”
Aurash Khawarzad of Do:Tank and Project for Public Spaces; co-author “Tactical Urbanism, Volume 1”
Ben Berkowitz, CEO of SeeClickFix.com
Erin Barnes, CEO of Ioby.org