So things have been super busy at Team Better Block as we’ve been launching projects around the world (!) and getting to meet so many incredible communities. Also, some great organizations have taken on the charge to revitalize their own blocks with amazing results that are leading to many rapid and permanent changes. In our […]
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Be sure to pickup the latest copy of DWELL magazine which focuses on 99 new design ideas, people, products, and plans. The Better Block is spotlighted on page 106 alongside Vancouver’s Picnurbia, and Philadelphia’s The Porch projects.
2011 was an incredible year for the Better Block project and we look forward to all of the new projects that are in the works for 2012. The Better Block Project is only as strong as its community partners, so the real accolades belong to those who rolled up their sleeves and helped repair their […]
The “Better Bridge” project in South Dallas was completed last Saturday with over one hundred in attendance including Councilmembers, local businesses, residents, and visitors. Two lanes of a four lane bridge were converted into a pedestrian and bicycle esplanade complete with lighting, landscaping, street furniture, and amenities for the community. This was the first time […]
Jaime Lerner, former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, has a great saying, “You should treat the automobile like your mother-in-law. You must have a good relationship with her, but don’t allow her to dominate your life”. Our Ross Better Boulevard project re-balanced the equation of the street giving equal weight to people and cars. This simple […]