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Download A Better Block How-To

Our May 2015 Better Block in Akron, Ohio provided the perfect example of how to rapidly transform a block into a vibrant neighborhood gathering space and lively economic corridor. The detailed report is now available for download on our Downloads page, complete with “recipes” for green bike lanes, parking lot plazas, parklets, and pop-up shops.

The project was completed with the help of The Knight Foundation, and has been one of our most successful projects to date. Through the report, you’ll learn about Better Block’s low-cost and innovative ways to prototype planning concepts, from permitting and initial community meetings to purchasing the necessary materials and conducting build workshops.

You can also purchase a printed copy of the report through Blurb. Read more about our Akron project here. 


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