Asphalt Art Guide: How to Reclaim City Roadways and Public Infrastructure With Art

Asphalt Art Guide: How to Reclaim City Roadways and Public Infrastructure With Art

A new guide from Bloomberg Associates, Bloomberg Philanthropies' pro bono consulting arm, shares case studies of successful art-driven street projects from around the world as well as guidance with respect to developing such projects. Designed to help city agencies, community organizations, and artists champion and implement projects that deliver safer, more beautiful streetscapes, Asphalt Art Guide: How to Reclaim City Roadways and Public Infrastructure With Art (106 pages, PDF) profiles twenty-six projects in three categories — art on the roadway (intersections and crosswalks), in pedestrian space (plazas and sidewalks), and on vertical infrastructure (utility boxes, traffic barriers and underpasses) — and highlights best practices that contributed to their success as well as lessons learned. The guide also suggests tools and tactics for every stage of the process, including project initiation, assembling a team, design development, managing a budget, engaging the community, implementation, maintenance and stewardship, and project evaluation.