Type: Tactical Urbanism Demonstration Project
Size: Two blocks
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) “Living Beyond Expectations” Lifelong Community Demonstration Project temporarily transformed two blocks of Auburn Avenue in Atlanta’s Historic Old 4th Ward neighborhood into a model Lifelong Community – a healthy, walkable place with housing, transportation and service options for people of all ages.
In addition to mobility enhancements, the project included wellness programming, such as yoga classes and capoeira demonstrations, new public spaces complete with seating and shade, participatory art projects, and an ideation wall inviting attendees to share their thoughts about what makes a neighborhood a true “Lifelong Community.”
This demonstration project allowed planners, community leaders, neighbors and individuals from throughout the Atlanta region to work together to create a tangible demonstration of the concepts and practices that create a community that works for people of all ages.
Check out a video of the project below!