Journal article

Temporary and Tactical Urbanism in Australia: Perspectives from Practice

Quentin Stevens, Fauster Awepuga, Kim Dovey

URBAN POLICY AND RESEARCH | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

“Temporary” and “tactical” (T/T) urbanism is argued to herald a more agile future for urban design and planning, enhancing urban intensity, community engagement, innovation, resilience and local identity. Drawing on interviews with expert practitioners, this paper explores the distinctive character of Australian “T/T” urbanism approaches. It examines their diverse, dynamic assemblages of actors and interests, and their links to neoliberal deregulation, austerity, gentrification, and to long-term state planning and investment. While Australian T/T urbanism follows overseas precedents, it is seen less as a“DIY” or “guerrilla” response to neoliberal regimes, and more focussed on enhancing citiz..

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