Tag Archives: tactical urbanism

Creative placemaking in Adams Morgan

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The residents of Washington’s  Adams Morgan neighbourhood were invited to ‘cross the street and share in a public space experience.  Designed to encourage community building and open dialogue, Ciudad Emergente (CEM) developed Okuplaza Fest DC  in an effort to generate long-term change with the short-term actions inspired by a Latin American city plaza.  Continue reading

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Design for Diversity – Bend the rules

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At OpenCity, we have spent the last seven years learning about what motivates diverse people to spend time in a place and connect with others. Design for Diversity is a new way of viewing, planning and designing public space through a lens of inclusion and diversity. Over the coming weeks we will unpack the Design for Diversity manifesto to ease planners and city lovers into the practice. In this post, we address the importance of “bending the rules” – the final point in our manifesto. Continue reading

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Urban potluck

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In an effort to combat community isolation and “fear of the other” Ciudad Emergente the Santiago-based social enterprise that focuses on enhancing public space through tactical urbanism, developed a Malón Urbano or Urban Potluck. The simple idea of sharing a meal with neighbours has created real change at the community level.   Continue reading

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Green your Neighbourhood

14361026506_80bc2cf55e_kGreen your Neighbourhood (Planta tu Barrio) is an urban intervention developed by Ciudad Emergente (previous interventions include Okuplaza and Valparaiso Recycling Plaza) under the Clean and Connected Antofagasta Plan as part of  an initiative to transform illegal landfills into usable public spaces through active citizen participation. Continue reading

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