Placemaking Activities and events

Tactical Urbanism refers to a city, organizational, and/or citizen-led approach to neighborhood building using short-term, low-cost, and scalable interventions to catalyze long-term change (The Street Plans Collaborative. Tactical Urbanist’s Guide to Materials and Design, V.1, 2016. p.11). Using the principles of tactical urbanism, the Placemaking Section collaborates with agency partners and neighborhood stakeholders to develop and implement community-led projects that address specific planning issues.  Projects will vary by neighborhood but are intended to be demonstrative, have immediate impact that lead to a longer-term legacy, and be championed and sustained by community members.

Key considerations:

  • What planning issue(s) is/are being addressed?
  • Who is impacted?
  • Is the effort community-led and does it have local support?
  • Can community stakeholders manage and sustain the effort independently?

Key stakeholders:

  • Community residents
  • Local business owners
  • County Councilmembers
  • Other state and county agencies
  • Municipality/Community Organization

Examples of Tactical Urbanism projects can be found here.

Tactical Urbanism Example Hyattsville