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Tactical Urbanism - Open Asheville

Tactical Urbanism - Open Asheville

Open Asheville is approaching "tactical urbanism," an idea that's recently gained increasing attentionOpen Asheville Parklet nationwide, with a small project. The organization is demonstrating a way to change a particular area for the better and create a model for larger initiatives in the future.


"Tactical urbanism aims to get projects on the ground fast, to get a response from the public fast so it leads to bigger things," Gonzalez says. "The parklet is something small enough that it will make a statement and it had such a positive response in cities like San Francisco."

 

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http://openasheville.org/

"O.P.E.N. is a local community forum pursuing Tactical Urbanism - Creative Placemaking, Ashevillle's evolving sustainable communities - a more livable/ connected city experience ...Tactical Urbanist initiatives focus on short-term interventions in hopes that they inspire permanent projects that arrive from community consensus and public engagement."


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The tactical Urbanism is something I had not heard of before and I am not sure I truely understand at this point.

Posted by Elite Home Sales Team, A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team (Elite Home Sales Team OC) almost 6 years ago

janeAnne-this is beautiful, sounds like its straight out of Jamie Lerner's playbook. Love it! I think I may go to a parklet this afternoon..

Posted by Adrian Willanger, Profit from my two decades of experience (206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com) almost 6 years ago

janeAnne,

Well, "tactical urbanism" is something I have not heard off.  It sounds a bit like "fast tracking", which is what one of former mayors in Los Angeles had as a program, whose only success was the rebuidling of the freeway in a month after the earthquake.  The business to business part of which were attempting to spearhead to get faster city approvals on development projects and use permit got mired in bureaucratic molasses.  Please let us know how this evolves, perhaps Asheville will create the model that other cities will imitate...Thanks, A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 6 years ago

Hi janeAnne.  Interesting idea.   I am looking forward to hearing how it shakes out in Asheville. 

Posted by Carol-Ann Palmieri, "Cal" the Real Estate Gal (RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group) almost 6 years ago

Hello Mark and Tim~

Depending on the availability of off-street parking in a downtown area, tactical urbanism shows a temporary way to envision what a bit of green space...maybe an umbrella and flower  boxes outside a cafe would be like... Here in Asheville, folks who live in lofts in this urban setting are thrilled with the prospect..and we do have plenty of garage and off-street parking...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 6 years ago

Adrian My Seattle Friend~

Having lived in your neck of the woods for so many years, I can jsut see you right now...how about along Queen Anne there by the rows of roses...?

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 6 years ago

Hi Alexandra~

It could be an exciting prospect...from my interviews with people who live in the area and with shop owners, there is a 99% positive response at this point. We shall see how it unfolds and I will report back on this...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 6 years ago

Dear Cal~

Can you imagine this on the base? It could be just a wonderful respite...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 6 years ago

janeAnn,

I have not heard of this but isn't it exciting! You are always providing fresh ideas. This type of change is definitely for the better!

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 6 years ago

Hi Patricia~

It is an exciting concept as it allows people the opportunity to "feel" what it will "feel" like when they choose to make it happen..or NOT...

Here in Asheville, it can work as we have a good amount of off-street parking and parking decks...and shop owners along the street love the idea of having a bit of nature just outside their doors. In addition, loft/apartments dwellers above the street level tell me they can benefit.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 6 years ago

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