Tactical Urbanism in Tacoma – Mike Lydon on Improving Public Places, March 31st

Talk Tacoma 2017 is a series of events put on by Downtown On the Go!

Downtown On the Go! invites you to engage in the community at one of their public forums:

Friday, March 31st, noon – 1 p.m.

Court House Square in downtown Tacoma

Tacoma and our region are changing quickly. Downtown on the Go! is committed to keeping the people in our community at the center of that process. They are excited to explore innovative community engagement strategies in their March Friday Forum focused on Tactical Urbanism. “Tactical urbanism” is a term used to describe low-cost, temporary changes intended to improve  public places.

Tactical Urbanism Book CoverCoauthor of the book “Tactical Urbanism”, Mike Lydon,  will be in Tacoma on March 31st at Court House Square in downtown Tacoma from noon to 1 p.m. to share his ideas with the Tacoma community.

Short-term, community-based projects—from pop-up parks to open streets initiatives—have become a powerful and adaptable new tool of urban activists, planners, and policy-makers seeking to drive lasting improvements in their cities and beyond. In Tacoma, we can see examples of these in the Broadway Farmers’ Market, Hilltop Street Fair, and Park(ing) Day.
Author Mike Lydon is an internationally recognized planner, writer, speaker, and advocate for livable cities. His work has been featured all across the world. Tacoma-Pierce County people are encouraged to come learn how to mobilize neighborhoods to meet the needs of our community.

The book is available at King’s Books and the Tacoma Public Library. It is also available as an ebook.

SOTA chalk PARK(ing) Day 2016Thank you to GeoEngineers, University of Washington Tacoma, CNU, and Parametrix for their generous sponsorship.

Downtown On the Go is the transportation advocate and resource for downtown Tacoma. Friday Forums bring together local leaders, experts, and the community to talk about transportation issues facing Tacoma and our region.

For those who cannot attend, join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #DOTGForum and following @downtownonthego. We will be asking our community to answer questions alongside our panelists throughout the day – stay tuned and share your opinion.