Better Blocks – Detroit

Detroit Design Festival / September 22 + 23 / Southeast of the E Grand and St. Antoine intersection

Better Block is a community effort to re-imagine neighborhoods one block at a time. According to Good:

The Better Block gives neighborhoods a temporary community-focused facelift, and can give struggling areas a glimpse into their futures. The organization provides training to community members interested in revitalizing their blocks by increasing multi-modal transportation and fostering economic development. Post-project, the communities work with The Better Block to see what was successful and take the steps necessary to turn these temporary solutions into permanent fixtures. In some cities, weekend pop-up shops have even turned into lasting storefronts.

The Detroit chapter of the US Green Building Council and Wayne State University are hosting Detroit’s first ever Better Block session. It will take place in a location in the New Center area of Detroit. You can follow along the progress on the official Detroit Better Block tumblr.

Thanks to my colleague Bonnie Bona for passing this along.