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Creating a Better Block

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Thursday, April 06
05:30 PM
Plaza Library
4801 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112
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Creating a Better Block

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Thursday, April 06
05:30 PM
Plaza Library
4801 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112
$15
Buy Ticket → Buy Ticket →

Creating a Better Block

Jason Roberts, founder of The Better Block, will inspire us to rethink how we view blighted areas. Jason will walk through his experiences creating The Better Block and share the unorthodox methods he’s used to engage communities. This is a great way to kick off a week of thinking about design’s impact in Kansas City.

Special thanks to our Venue Sponsor the Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch.

Ticket Details
$15 in advance | $20 at door
Light snacks and beverages included in ticket price.

Event Schedule
05:30 PM: Registration
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM: Presentation




  • Jason Roberts

    Roberts is the founder of the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, originator of the Better Block Project, co-founder of the Art Conspiracy and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, and recent candidate for US Congress. In 2006, Jason formed the non-profit organization, Oak Cliff Transit Authority, to revive the Dallas streetcar system, and later spearheaded the city’s effort in garnering a $23 Million dollar TIGER stimulus grant from the FTA to help reintroduce a modern streetcar system to Dallas. In 2010, Jason organized a series of “Better Block” projects, taking depressed blocks with vacant properties in Southern Dallas and converting them into temporary walkable districts with pop-up businesses, bike lanes, cafe seating, and landscaping. The project has now become an international movement and has been featured in The New York Times, Dwell magazine, and on NPR. Roberts has spoken at TEDx Austin and Oklahoma and is the recipient of the Champions of Change award in Washington DC for work in Transportation Innovations. betterblock.org
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