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Better Block Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that educates, equips, and empowers communities and their leaders to reshape and reactivate built environments to promote the growth of healthy and vibrant neighborhoods.
Better Blocks have a two-fold purpose: They shows the community members that they have the power to make changes in their neighborhoods, and they show City Hall how these changes would work.
The first Better Block proposed a rezoning of Tyler Street in Dallas; it showcased the high fees of adding street cafes; it recommended changing the street from a one-way to a two-way. All these things have been done. But, most importantly, it brought neighbors together to make a change.
Better Block focuses on six major activities: