Tactical Urbanism Workshop
Thursday, April 8, 2021
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Seeking Speakers for this exciting workshop!
On Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 5 – 6 p.m., the APA Central Section will hold a virtual “Pecha Kucha Happy Hour” focused on tactical urbanism. We want to highlight best practices here in our very own Cen Cal APA geographic area. Pecha Kucha is a fast-paced presentation style, where presenters share short, fun, and entertaining PowerPoints with slides moving forward automatically every 10-15 seconds. If your jurisdiction has been involved in tactical urbanism efforts, we want to hear from you! We are looking for a handful of presenters that want to share their efforts with our chapter in a fun and exciting format. The Pecha Kucha theme will be: “Adapting to COVID: Reclaiming the Streets through a Tactical Urbanism Approach.”
What is Tactical Urbanism?
Tactical Urbanism is a creative, hands-on approach of using flexible, low-cost, and short-term projects to advance and catalyze long-term goals related to neighborhood building, community attachment, street safety, and public space. Examples include:
- Parklets that accommodate temporary outdoor dining in parking spaces outside local businesses;
- Painted mural crosswalks at busy intersections that illustrate traffic-calming and complete streets applications;
- Potted trees and flowers in community-painted pots that provide shade;
- Temporary enhancements to bus stops that showcase community character; and
- Other imaginative solutions led by neighborhood residents that support the built environment and community vitality.
If you would like to participate as a presenter, please contact Carolina Ilic, Programs Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
by Friday, March 12th.
We look forward to a fun and innovative evening. This event will be limited to Central APA members.