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The Pop Up Economy
Municipal Implementation Tool #026

Product No.: MIT026
Date Published: 11/2014

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Geographic Area Covered: DVRPC region; Camden, NJ; Collingswood, NJ; Bryn Mawr, PA; Philadelphia, PA

Abstract: This brochure explains the Pop-Up Economy, which is a national trend that has gained momentum in recent years. The brochure discusses the forms of the pop-up economy; the benefits of pop-up shops, events, and planning; the benefits of Placemaking; the potential challenges; tips for successful pop-ups; local examples; national examples; and additional resources.

Key Words: pop-up economy, pop-up shop, pop-up event, pop-up planning, pop-up park, parklet, tactical urbanism, pavement to plazas, Complete Streets, Better Blocks, Guerilla Urbanism, Lean Retail, Open Streets, Park(ing) Day, food trucks, food cart, mobile retail, public space

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