Tactical urbanism projects

Tactical urbanism (also known as DIY urbanism, or guerrilla urbanism) focuses on low-cost, small scale, incremental improvements to neighbourhoods and city gathering places.

These small-scale changes are the first step in realising ongoing and lasting change to the liveability of our city. With a budget of $25,000 to $150,000, neighbourhoods can be refreshed quickly and relatively easily, without having to wait for allocation in a capital budget.

Tactical urbanism can be implemented in two ways:

  • as early action arising from a placemaking master plan, allowing quick, short-term changes to be made on the ground, keeping community interest and momentum, as well as testing ideas for future permanent changes
  • as low budget, permanent changes in any centre where there is a need for small scale, incremental change.

Showcase of completed projects