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DIY Urbanism Makes Creative Use of Public Spaces

Matt Ball on September 29, 2012 - in Planning, Smart Cities

Unlike government’s top-down approach to planning, DIY urbanism (also called “tactical urbanism”) is usually bottom-up with an emphasis on creative uses for public spaces. It also tends to be inexpensive. Converting parking spaces into miniature parks doesn’t cost much. The same goes for urban farms in abandoned lots, Dumpster pools or mini golf courses built from scratch. There’s even a trend toward building little libraries in cities.

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Matt Ball is founder and editorial director of V1 Media, publisher of Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping and the video news site GeoSpatial Stream.

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