OPENING KEYNOTE — Hacking Library Spaces: Lessons From Tactical Urbanism #CILDC 8:45-9:45am 4/9/2014

Program Description:

Mike Lydon, Principal, The Street Plans Collaborative and & Author, Tactical Urbanism

With the changes in publishing, communities and campuses, as well as society in general, libraries are challenged with their spaces more than ever. How can libraries act in a timely manner and gather support for change in their communities? Hear from the author of Tactical Urbanism and see how many communities are “just doing it,” rendering possibilities in real time with little in the way of resources. Fantastic examples stretch your imagination and provide lots of ideas to take home to your library! Includes an introduction by Michael Edson, Web & New Media Strategy, Office of the CIO, Smithsonian Institution.


Share Knowledge + Advocate for better cities
Inspired by: Open Streets
Temporary “Pilot” Plazas — NYC
Download: tactical urbanism
Convergence of many ideas.
Not ust hipsters
It’s for neighborhoods. Intersection repair
The Great Inversion. Moving backto the city.
Strategy without tactics
Times Square now pedestrian area
Broadway pedestrian plazas
Build. Measure. Learn. — from The Lean Startup.
We need strategy and tactics.
1. Citizens – unsanctioned actions. DIY crosswalks. Walk [your city]. Good projects scale

2. Municipal and Public: Get people involved. Students: Pop-up rockwell. Pilot project for bike lanes. Coalition: Park-Making

3. Municipality/Developer: Phase Zero Prototype
Temporary >>> Permanent

Working from the outside in. Intervention sites.
Claim,Reclaim, Recreate.
Enhancing public involvement: Somerville,Massachusetts. Too much surface parking.
Phase 0 implementation: Make my park pop.
Paul Goldberger,2001 – internet and cities essay.
If the city is the internet, the library is the server.
1. Embed TU intoinfo delvery process
2. Pilot test
3. Focus on placemaking
4. Use existing initiatives
5. Scale down to scale up.