Asheville's Placemaking Forum




Mission Health Walking Charette

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SpeakUp RAD Feedback: Making Public Space

This is the opportunity to give your input on where a public space might go in the River Arts District (RAD).

Tim Callahan's participation with the Parklet was priceless!

Lexington Parklet Debuts at LAAFF

OPEN had great and positive feedback about the “completed” Lexington Parklet at LAAFF. The plants make it a green oasis, and the seating a welcoming place to chill. But where did it go?

July's Lot Mob

July’s Lot Dining Mob

Mark your calendars! August’s Lot Dining Mob will be Friday the 17th!!! Here are some shots from July’s Lot Dining […]


Mission Statement

O.P.E.N. is a local community forum pursuing Tactical Urbanism in Asheville. Through the means of Creative Placemaking we foster a more livable and emotionally connected city experience that inspires our contemporary culture. We as a tactical urbanist focus on short-term interventions with community consensus and direct public engagement.