Vickery Project: Using Design to Fight Crime.

Vickery Project: Using Design to Fight Crime.


In preparation for our Vickery and Forest-Audelia Better Blocks in Dallas, we’ve made it a mission to meet and collaborate with as many interested parties as possible to collect input, form partnerships, and lay the groundwork for a successful revitalization project. 

From U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s explanation of funding to a seven-year-old girl’s longing for a place to perform dance recitals, every minute spent on the planning of these projects has been invaluable. 

North Lake Highlands Youth Boxing Gym on the corner of Forest Lane and Audelia Road opened its doors to Barr, U.S. Senator John Cornyn, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox, and our founding director Jason Roberts to facilitate a discussion about the Project Safe Neighborhoods grant initiative to create vibrant and safe community hubs out of the currently crime hotspots. Read more about the projects in Robert Wilonsky’s article

The following day, our new Urban Designer Amanda Bagwell led a community meeting where we heard from parents, local nonprofit leaders, and many others trying to make a difference in their communities of Vickery.

If you want to get involved with the Vickery project, please email amanda@betterblock.org. If you want to get involved with our work in Forest/Audelia, please email kristin@betterblock.org.