As part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities (1ooRC) initiative, Street Plans and ioby are working with the City of New Orleans to develop a policy and permitting structure that streamlines and further enables Tactical Urbanism projects.
On April 26th, Street Plans’ Principal Tony Garcia gave a presentation about Tactical Urbanism best practices to city leaders and partners at the Greater New Orleans Foundation.
Tactical Urbanism projects can be achieved with relatively simple design and a low-cost palette of materials. However, getting the details right to ensure that projects meet safety and maintenance needs while also considering issues such as emergency response vehicles/ personnel is a challenge. Street Plans is using their experience implementing demonstration projects around the country to help figure out what works and what doesn’t with regard to permitting for Tactical Urbanism projects in the City of New Orleans.