Mike Lydon is a founding Principle of The Street Plans Collaborative, an award-winning urban planning, design, and research-advocacy firm based in Miami, New York City, and San Francisco. As an internationally recognized planner, writer, and advocate for livable cities, his work has been featured by NPR, The New York Times, CNN Headline News, The Atlantic Cities, Planetizen, Grist, Salon, Next City, and Architect Magazine, among other publications.
Mike recently co-authored Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Actions for Long-term Change with business partner Tony Garcia, which will be published by Island Press in March of 2015. Mike is the creator and primary author of the The Open Streets Project and Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action, Long-Term Change Vol.1 and Vol.2. With Julie Flynn, Mike edited and co-developed the publication Mercado: Lessons from 20 Markets across South America. In 2009 Mike collaborated with Andres Duany and Jeff Speck in writing The Smart Growth Manual, which was published by McGraw-Hill and honored by Planetizen as one of the top ten planning books of 2010.