This has been the year that we’ve seen the Better Block go international with efforts beginning in Australia, Canada, and now Iran! Ali Tayebi was a student in Arlington, Texas and wrote a portion of his dissertation on the Better Block project. After returning to his hometown of Tehran, he began developing a group called “Bahamestan” which translates to “communihood”. You can check out that group’s facebook page here (mostly in Persian).
Their Better Block project is dubbed Kucheye Behtar (Better Alley). The facebook event is located here, with the project taking place on February 28th. We look forward to seeing more of these projects take place all over the world!