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Bucket list - Irrigate Project in Twin Cities

Guerrilla placemaking brings unconventional, radical, or under-the-radar approaches to creating or enhancing public spaces.

In Ceará, Brazil, Narcelio Grud transforms street signs around the city in to public instruments as part of his Musica Livre project.

"In Ceará, Brazil, Narcelio Grud transforms street signs around the city into public instruments as part of his Musica Livre ("Free Music") project.

2012 books about cities and urban planning

Reading the City

Street light

Street Chandelier by Werner Reiterer. Beautiful and ornate, the Street Chandelier sheds a romantic light.


Howard Chambers and Bland Hoke's Softwalks project that added seats, tables and plants to city scaffolding

Urban farming

Atlantic Cities article w/links to DC's Temporary Urbanism Initiative - alternative master-planning w/zoning regulations to encourages temporary uses

kolmanskop, namibia

‘ Spanish photographer Alvaro Sanchez-Montanes documents the abandoned ghost towns in Namibia that over time have been taken over by the Namib desert. With a post-apocalyptic feel, the desert appears to be swallowing the houses.

Tactical urbanism as public health strategy. Pop-up playgrounds in #NYC help to address childhood obesity.

Presto, Instant Playground

Can a trendy retail tactic promote healthier living in low-income urban neighborhoods?

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SWA Group's Los Angeles parklet in With a surge of interest in urbanism,the pop-up trend is spreading across the country.

Women from all around Finland made the crochet blankets for those who might need them. Truckloads of blankets were transported to Helsinki for display.

One of my places in Helsinki. So the cathedral + yarn bombed steps is extra special.Granny Square afghans on the steps outside Helsinki's Cathedral, Finland. Photo by Peter Morris.

Tactical Urbanism | Better Block in Dallas

Tactical urbanism allows for plans to be tested and refined prior to full implementation, and for neighbours to work together building connections while creating something unique.

Fishers, Indiana Pocket Park More

Pocket Parks: tiny but mighty fun. Love this one is Fishers, Indiana.