Tactical Urbanism

Tactical urbanism” often refers to small-scale, low-cost, temporary improvements as a way to stage more substantial investments improving the quality of life in local neighborhoods. Tactical urbanism fosters active citizenship participation while enabling cross-sectoral cooperation. Another way to describe it would be "learning by doing”. From a tactical urbanism approach, tactical and temporary urbanism is a planning tool used as a key to solving the present and future challenges that metropolises and cities face.

Based on their common aspiration to be sustainable and innovative cities, Mexico City, Medellín and Barcelona strengthen their technical cooperation with the aim of sharing their experience and knowledge in urban matters, specifically public space, tactical urbanism and citizen participation. In this pilot project, workshops, seminars, and interventions to recover public spaces and promote the participation of citizens will be the starting point to materialize these exchanges of knowledge and good practice practices



  • To generate local capacities in the design of strategies in tactical urbanism and citizen participation in metropolises.
  • Identify the key elements of a metropolitan strategy of tactical urbanism
  • Generate and transfer practical knowledge to public officials and other relevant actors of the territory on how to construct Inclusive, sustainable mobility policies with a metropolitan perspective.



Workshop and technical visit in Barcelona and Paris (Sep. 19-24, 2019)

Workshop and technical visit in Medellín (2020, TBC)

Workshop and technical visit in Mexico City (2021, TBC)