The Town of Oakville hosted the Municipal Urban Designers’ Roundtable (MUDR) group, a group of over 30 urban designers from across southern Ontario, on October 17, 2014.
This group regularly meets to discuss issues and trends in urban design and planning. The focus of this meeting was tactical urbanism — small-scale changes generated by community-based ideas that can bring about permanent change.
To implement a tactical urbanism project, participants painted two new artistic crosswalks at the intersection of Robinson and George streets in downtown. The winning design entitled “The Treeswalk,” by City of Toronto Urban Designer Ran Chen, was selected from over 40 crosswalk design submitted by MUDR members.