Changes happened this weekend in Clovelly Rd, Sydney, Australia. Small, community inspired changes with a hopefully massive impact. Going from this…
The first Sydney Better Block project was the occasion- a community driven event that from everyone’s accounts, was a huge success.
The inspiring man behind it all, Phill Stubbs.
Clovelly Road Better Block– transform a street for a day. The aims are to:
– bring the community together
– encourage people to re-imagine their street
– invite them to add their ideas
– show civic leaders the need for action
– get improvements made permanently
– inspire others to push for change in their street.
Blink and you would have missed the very popular burrito’s- a sell out!
Making the block, “greener, safer, more human“
Everyone’s favourite green man, Costa.
‘The “Better Block” project is a demonstration tool that rebuilds an area using grassroots efforts to show the potential to create a great walkable, vibrant neighborhood center. The project acts as a living charrette so that communities can actively engage in the “complete streets” buildout process and develop pop-up businesses to show the potential for revitalized economic activity in an area. Better Blocks are now being performed around the world, and have helped cities rapidly implement infrastructure and policy changes.’ – THE BETTER BLOCK PROJECT
This video explains the concept and how they did it in San Antonio, USA.
For more details on other projects, or how to start your own see- The Better Block
For Clovelly Road’s Better Block Project full media release see here
For a recent article in The Age and The Better Block in High St, Coburg, Victoria.