The DIY public space movement is growing up. So what have we learned? On March 22, 2017, we joined 5th Square to host A Tactical Urbanism Guide to exchange insights on starting & scaling small neighborhood projects in cities, inspired by the new book from Street Plans Collaborative.

To a sold-out hall at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia, a stellar line-up of neighborhood lovers & leaders from Philly & New York shared their stories, tips & lessons learned. Wanna hear what they had to say? Video below.

Big thanks to: Jon Geeting, 5th Square; Akeem Dixon, New Kensington CDC; Lauren Vidas, SOSNA; Emaleigh Doley, Germantown United CDC; Justin DiBerardinis, Bartram’s Garden; David Weinberger, IOBY and Mike Lydon, Street Plans Collaborative (who joined us virtually). Much gratitude to Knight Foundation for their support.

Interested in more conversations about the city? The Urban Consulate is a network of parlors for urban exchange. For future events in Detroit & Philadelphia, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and check out our event listings here.

Video by Meredith Edlow. Photos by Patrick Morgan.