Reclaiming Cities for the Public Good          

          One Block at a Time


February 19th, 2019

June 15th, 2018

Team Better Block is hiring!           

Want to change the world one block at a time? Our team needs you! We currently have two openings for a Project Manager and a Designer

Where We Live (2018 Edition)           

Our work is highlighted in the 2018 edition of Where We Live: Communities for All Ages — 100+ Inspiring Examples from America's Local Leaders. It features more than 200 articles and photographs of inspiring programs, people and places throughout the United States.

Follow this link to learn how to get your free copy of Where We Live.

February 14th, 2018

Better Suburbia, Better Malls          

Our work with Starwood Retail Partners at The Mall At Wellington Green has been recognized as a finalist for Best Customer Experience Initiative by Mall Owners in the 2018 World Retail Awards! This mall is the only finalist from the United States this year. The winner will be announced in Madrid, Spain this April.  Thanks to Riley Group Inc. for bringing us into this project.
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Featured Work          

AARP Livable Communities 2018

Blackburn Better Block

AARP Livable Communities chose Columbus as one of four US cities to receive the opportunity in 2018. In addition to the Blackburn project, AARP Livable Communities also hosted its national training in Columbus during the same time frame. Nine cities brought representatives for a two-day training on how to bring Better Blocks to their state through classroom education and hands-on building experiences at Blackburn Recreation Center.

During the event, a multitude of opportunities for the Blackburn Park became viable. Along with increased accessibility, community members imagined a beautiful, living work of art in the public realm that would physically and socially unite neighbors, and local and citywide organizations. Arts and cultural programming became opportunities to connect people to this physical space and to develop a sense of ownership.

Read more about this project here