Tactical urbanism – described by some as one of the top planning trends of 2011-12 – will get a Memphis focus on Sept. 22 during the Tactical Urbanism Salon.
The Memphis Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team is partnering with The Street Plans Collaborative to the salon event, which will be held at 363 South Main (Leadership Memphis Gallery) from 1 p.m. to p.m. It is being supported by the Memphis Regional Design Center and Livable Memphis.
Tactical Urbanism focuses on implementing low-cost, short-term actions and pilot projects to test new ideas for the built environment. Temporary, low-risk experimentation allows Tactical Urbanism projects to prove their immediate value to neighborhoods and cities, which can then leverage larger investment in permanent, long-term improvements.
Examples of Tactical Urbanism in Memphis include National PARK(ing) Day, A New Face for an Old Broad (on Broad Ave.), food truck rodeos, pop-up retail installations, and others.