Taking design to the street: reflecting on the use of temporary urban interventions as tools for co-designing public spaces

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    title = "Taking design to the street: reflecting on the use of temporary urban interventions as tools for co-designing public spaces",
    abstract = "This article contains a reflection on the practice of using temporary urban interventions to help facilitate the co-design of public spaces. It presents case studies of two public space improvement projects, both of which used temporary urban interventions to co-design public spaces in various ways. This research was undertaken through practice and subsequent reflection on that practice whereby the authors were fully-embedded members of the design teams associated with each of the case studies. Following the completion of the projects, we analysed how these specific urban interventions performed as co-design tools and concluded that such urban interventions have much to offer urban design practitioners seeking to develop public spaces through a co-design approach. The case studies detailed in this article also reveal a range of possible modes through which temporary urban interventions can be deployed as co-design tools. We explore the opportunities and challenges presented by each of the modes and we offer practice-based guidance to practitioners wishing to use urban interventions as co-design tools.",
    keywords = "participatory urban design, urban interventions, urban probes, urban prototypes, tactical urbanism, generative toolkits, DIY urbanism",
    author = "Nuala Flood and Leon Cruickshank",
    year = "2018",
    month = "12",
    doi = "10.31880/10344/7523",
    language = "English",
    journal = "Iterations",
    issn = "2009-8243",

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