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. MDID 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.
Tactical Urbanism is a collaborative effort, and we look for opportunities to partner with stakeholders and community organizations where there is a match between the need and the opportunity. Some of our recent partnerships include work with: