The Better Block Project


In this TEDxOU talk, local urban planner Jason Roberts tells the story of how he started an international movement called Better Block, from fixing up an old theater in Dallas, staging  pop-up shops at block parties in the middle of the Texas summer, and applying for – and receiving – a $23M grant to build a streetcar connecting downtown to the neighborhood of Oak Cliff. His inspirational story concludes with a list of tips on how to create this type of change in your own neighborhood: show up, brand it, set a date and publish it.