The image above shows a detail of a temporary art installation, No Space Left Behind, in Pynchon Plaza in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts. Sixteen graduate students in the UMass Amherst Landscape Architecture urban design studio (led by Frank Sleegars and Michael Di Pasquale) worked with the Springfield Central Cultural District to reimagine overlooked spaces through six temporary art installations. These short-term, community based projects are part of the tactical urbanism movement and are designed to stimulate and drive long-term improvements in urban environments. Learn more.
Image credit: Courtesy of The Republican by Michael S. Gordon