Tools for Better BlocksCategory
About two months ago, Jason Roberts, our co-founder, and Gray Garmon, one of our favorite collaborators, went to lunch. They started talki..
Our May 2015 Better Block in Akron, Ohio provided the perfect example of how to rapidly transform a block into a vibrant neighborhood..
We’ve been working on a book outlining lessons learned from Better Block projects occurring around the world, and as a part of the effort ..
During Better Block Akron, we created a bocce court in one lane of an expansive street, both to slow traffic and give attendees an activit..
The Better Block ideals build upon tried-and-true principles that have been codifie..
As early as the 1970s, Brazilian politician and urban planner Jaime Lerner has emphasized the importance of mobility and sustainabilit..
Did you notice that people’s New Year’s Resolutions rarely say things like: Drive faster, Eat more fast food, Spend more time on Facebook?..
When visiting cities around the US, we are regularly asked, “Where do you like to develop Better Block projects?” Our answer is always..
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We discussed in a recent article the need to incrementally reduce parking in neighborhoods while incrementally i..
Warren Buffet has some great insight regarding the natural progression of good ideas that he refers to as “the Three I’s,” which I feel ap..