‘Tactical Urbanism’ Gaining Momentum In San Diego
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
'Tactical Urbanism' Gaining Momentum In San Diego
Kinsee Morlan, arts and culture editor, San Diego City Beat
Ann Berchtold, founder/director, Art San Diego
Kris Michell, president/CEO, Downtown San Diego Partnership
Leaders in San Diego have spent a lot of time and effort on proposing big development projects like the Convention Center expansion or a proposed downtown stadium. Sometimes those plans don't pan out.
As an alternative, some community advocates, artists and architects are proposing city development on a much smaller scale.
Tiny seating areas, green spaces, and public art are part of a movement called "tactical urbanism" which aims to make a small part of a city more livable and enjoyable without it breaking the bank. Now, after years of feet-dragging, it's an idea that the city of San Diego is beginning to embrace.
But as San Diego City Beat recently reported, planners could run into some red tape to get these mini-improvement projects off the ground. That's why the Downtown San Diego Partnership, a leader in the movement, is working with city leaders to follow what other big cities have done and streamline the permitting process.
Lemon Grove Live
What: Concerts by a wide variety of street musicians
When: Saturday, October 25, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: Lemon Grove Main Street Promenade
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