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Tactical Urbanism is a Mpls Downtown Improvement District program built around the idea that the experiences people have in downtown public spaces, and how safe they feel, are shaped by how those places are designed and programmed. DID and its partners work together to help improve real and perceived safety downtown through this program for enhancing an area with low-cost environmental changes.

This Tactical Urbanism work is guided by an advisory committee that prioritizes sites and endorses project concepts. This work is informed by crime information, stakeholder observations, and findings from our annual DID Perception Survey. This information helps us pinpoint specific places and overall concerns in our downtown and guides a conversation on where Tactical Urbanism can be most impactful.

Current projects

Past Projects

  • 5th & Hennepin Storefront Activation
  • Street Cafe
  • 100 Restrooms Project
  • Streetscape Lab - UMN
  • Youth Engagement Bikes - Juxtaposition Arts
  • McCormick & Schmick's Sidewalk Cafe
  • Living Bus Stop
  • First Avenue Walkway
  • Smart Snack Garden
  • Living Room Station
  • Humans of Mpls - Parking Lot Mini Mural
  • Movable Seating
  • LRT Barrier Pilot
  • Parklets