Project name: Boston Tactical Public Realm Guidelines
Project location: Boston
Firm name: Utile, Inc.
Jury comments: This clear and compelling document codifies design and processes for tactical activation of the public realm, making it easy for residents to meet the minimum standards baseline, and empowering them to take ownership of their common spaces. These guidelines have seen a true stress test during the pandemic, when creating pockets of enjoyable outdoor urban space was essential. We hope that, when applied, these guidelines still leave room for nimbleness and authenticity.
Client: City of Boston Transportation Department
Images: Utile, Inc.; Galen Mook; Jessica Robertson
Consultants: A Better City; Boston Transportation Department; Irene Figueroa-Ortiz