Tactical Urbanism is a favorite among Montreal’s residents and planning officials. Through this process, especially during the summer, the city often creates semi green spaces in areas that have little or no green space. The neighborhood of Mile-End in Montreal is no stranger to these tactics creating vibrant public spaces in plots of land that were often left to decay. Mile End is heavily gentrified. This area hosts some of the city’s most famed restaurants and cafés. The neighborhood is one of my favorites due to its clashing worlds. The area is one of the trendiest in the city yet also home to large family oriented religious communities.
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The area surrounding Florence Street has the highest need for new parks. Read about it all in the draft report: A Park Close to Home just released by Moreland City Council which aims to deliver improved open space to areas with lowest access to open space and highest population growth.
Council has assessed that the Florence Street area does not have appropriate levels of open space and is categorized as a high priority ‘gap area’ with the highest priority score of 93%. With Council already agreeing to partially close off the end of Florence Street from November, this really is a no-brainer. Let’s get this thing happening!
Google “A Park Close to Home Moreland” for the Council report #tacticalurbanism#communityleddesign#community#brunswick#florencestreetpark#cmonmoreland
Our bike route signs are in! Tomorrow, we begin our installation of a pop-up bikeway along three blocks of city streets in Troy. We’ll be building temporary bike lanes, two-way cycle tracks, and a neighborhood bikeway. Come check out the final product on Saturday from 9 am - 2 pm! Learn more about our project in Troy at TroyTrailConnections.weebly.com
Curious to know what I've been up to with @frida.and.frank the past months? I am super excited to share this amazing video by @ideasintomotion with you that captures it in all its glory. Our summer of pop up ping pong is transitioning into a long term season-inspired placemaking project by the name 'cure(eos)city', and you can even participate and support us through our recently launched crowdfunding campaign!! Take a look at our website www.fridaandfrank.com to learn more!! #fridaandfrank#placemaking#seasonaleffectivedesign#cureeoscity#tacticalurbanism#lifechanging#vancouver SPECIAL ❤️ TO @ehlliephant & @strawbb.jamz
Village au Pied-du-Courant is an ephemeral tactical urbanism project east of Montreal’s downtown. The area was a former shipping yard and has been transformed into an ephemeral beach village space. During the day, the space is used for a variety of activities such as photo exhibitions, yoga, sunbathing, and socializing. At night, the space often turns into a live music venue. This was another of my favorite spaces in Montréal throughout the summer. My favorite thing about Village au Pied du Courant is the versatility of the space and the variety of people from all ages that it attracts. It is a perfect example of Montreal unique artist and cultural scene. #wayfindingguidemontreal
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CURE(EOS)CITY x INTRODUCTIONS • These last few weeks have been incredibly exciting as we begin working on our next project: cure(eos)city • CURE: together, we work towards enhancing life through social healing and sustainability. EOS: The goddess of dawn. We hope to permeate our city with more light and glow as we transition to the dark and rainy months. CITY: we are working here as a collective Vancouver community to explore placemaking approaches which have the capacity for larger impact • We are so thrilled to introduce you to this project and cannot wait to share more 💘🏓🍂👨👧👦🌿🌞#tacticalurbanism#pingpong#fridaandfrank#cureeoscity#curiousity#vancouver#placemaking
Tactical Urbanism is a favorite among Montreal’s residents and planning officials. Through this process, especially during the summer, the city often creates semi green spaces in areas that have little or no green space. The neighborhood of Mile-End in Montreal is no stranger to these tactics creating vibrant public spaces in plots of land that were often left to decay. Mile End is heavily gentrified. This area hosts some of the city’s most famed restaurants and cafés. The neighborhood is one of my favorites due to its clashing worlds. The area is one of the trendiest in the city yet also home to large family oriented religious communities. #wayfindingguidemontreal
Photo by @andre_dw
“I think this light we’re doing with Parker Village is a symbol of the deeper potential of sustainable energy and sustainable community-led development. It’s a small version of what we want to see happen with the whole city. It’s one small piece of energy and information democracy actually being made real and concrete, and it could really light the way for that becoming the norm for Highland Park and for Detroit and for all cities that have been left in the dark, or left behind.” -Jackson Koeppel, co-founder and Executive Director of @soulardarity
Parker Village is teaming up with @soulardarity to bring solar streetlights with wifi, signage, and security to Detroit's Highland Park. This is the first step towards creating a community gathering space with a cafe, aquaponics garden and more! Visit ioby.org/blog or click the link in our bio to read the full story.