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DIY Urbanism Symposium

Do-It-Yourself Urbanism Symposium at SoCADo-It-Yourself Urbanism Symposium at SoCA
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 08:30 to 16:30

Do-It-Yourself Urbanism Symposium

Saturday, October 5, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. E.
Free to attend, but you need to register online at
A day-long series of discussions among community members interested in creating activity and vibrancy to downtown Windsor. Discussion session topics: Space and Place; Multiplicity; Extending the Conversation and Action; Synopsis: Next Steps.
The Symposium’s objective is to uncover creative acts initiated by individuals, groups, and organizations that have made a difference in re-visioning Windsor’s future.  We want to highlight the civic-minded efforts and interventions that have positively benefited our residents.  We are interested in sharing those acts of artistic and personal self-expression by do-it-yourselfers that have been directed towards improving our urban core and surrounding neighbourhoods.  In other words, sharing stories about the skilful, creative local actions that are making Windsor a better place to live.
What is DIY Urbanism?
“Unauthorized yet intentionally functional and civic-minded improvements to urban spaces, in forms inspired by official streetscape planning and design elements.”
Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change
(Anthony Garcia, Mike Lydon)
“Tactical urbanism is an approach to neighbourhood building and activation using short-term, low-cost, and scalable interventions and policies… it makes use of open and iterative development processes, the efficient use of resources, and the creative potential unleashed by social inter-action…”
Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change
(Anthony Garcia, Mike Lydon)            


Mona Makki