Just as the landscape for development is changing, see a recent article by sustainable cities collective that outlines a future that is much more reliant on incremental change and temporary improvements to the existing urban fabric, Americas’ learning institutions are adapting. They are taking students out of the classroom. If play is the ultimate research, then the better block is the new laboratory for Universities that want to maintain a creative edge. Check out these recent projects:
North Adams A project by 16 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts students showed North Adams residents how Eagle Street could be revitalized into a “better block.”
Fort Lauderdale Better Block FTL was organized by Cadence, the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida Atlantic University and FAT Village Arts District.