Rethink Re: Place: Tactical urbanism workshop toolkit

Author New Union

During Covid-19, we have seen growth in tactical urbanism initiatives to create better and safer public spaces in our towns and cities. This 2021 resource provides a practical toolkit for local authorities to use to run their own tactical urbanism workshops to engage local communities, and gather their ideas on future placemaking activities. It includes promotional materials, a workshop guide, a workshop presentation, and interactive activities.

Date added 17 August 2021
Last updated 17 August 2021

*This resource is about tactical urbanism. It is not specifically about the High Street, but has been included in response to requests for more studies/information about this topic, as well as linking to the recreational space and adaptability priorities for High Street vitality and viability*

During Covid-19, we have seen growth in tactical urbanism initiatives to create better and safer public spaces in our towns and cities. As the authors of this practical guide explain, "tactical urbanism consists of low-cost, temporary changes to a built environment, usually in cities and towns, intended to improve local neighbourhoods and city gathering places". This 2021 resource from New Union provides a practical toolkit for local authorities, or other place managers, to use to run their own tactical urbanism workshops to engage local communities, and gather ideas on future placemaking activities and what they want from their places. The free downloadable workshop pack includes the following:

  • A workshop guidance document.
  • Workshop presentation.
  • Workshop presentation script.
  • Interactive activities and materials.
  • Promotional event materials; and
  • An editable report and blog outline.