"Bring people together,
show us what’s possible,
test out new ideas, &
inspire lasting change."
Parkland Plaza | Summer 2019
Better Block Louisville re-imagines a neighborhood block using low cost interventions, designed by the community.
Community-centered programming, arts performances, shopping, and more are included to highlight the culture and unique identity of a local neighborhood. Center For Neighborhoods staff work closely with residents and neighborhood stakeholders, for many months, to support the community in designing, building, and creating their Better Block vision.
This is part of a movement. Jason Roberts, the founder of Better Block Foundation, spoke at Center For Neighborhoods' Neighborhood Summit in 2016. Through community-led design, Better Block is a tool communities all over the world are using to make streets safer and their neighborhoods thrive. Read more at their website!
Transforming Spaces for Social Distancing
Cities all over the country are reopening after months of COVID-19 lock down. Public health and safety will be important for building back. As local retail and businesses face new challenges post-pandemic, it's time for all of us to re-think the status quo. Let's reimagine public spaces using the assets we already have: simple materials, individual skills, and relationships.
Better Block Louisville 2019, in the heart of the Parkland Neighborhood...
Visit The Parkland Plaza and be part of the movement!
Beechmont neighbors worked together to build improvements for Better Block Louisville 2018 on Woodlawn Avenue.
Better Block Shelby Park: From May 11-13, 2017 community partners and residents came together to reinvigorate the Oak and Logan Streets in the Shelby Park. A temporary bike lane, traffic calming, a green space, street trees were paired with art installations, music, food, a market, and CycLouvia to bring people together and show off all the great things about Shelby Park neighborhood.