reluctant kids that don’t want to go, changing their minds
friends that make you laugh
pictures that make you think
words that get shifted around until they fall into their ‘slotted’ place
and standing up for things that you believe in, (you should always do that.)
What are you loving this weekend?
[“Often life’s pleasures pass us by simply because we don’t take a moment to focus on them… Make a point of noticing everyday something that uplifts your spirit or tickles your heart… Stop to breathe in the joy of this moment and then tell someone about it. Share your joy and revel in it. When your joy is savoured, and then shared, it is magnified…” ROBIN GRILLE]
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.
Our goal after the event is a permanent liveable street. We will be going back to Council with market research from the Better Block day and pushing for permanent changes. In fact we’re keen to see this rolled out at the other little villages on Clovelly Road.
Our vision for 2025 is to connect the villages on Clovelly Road and create a green corridor that runs from Centennial Park to the Pacific Ocean. (Yes it’s a bold vision, but if we, the community, don’t really think about our street, who in government will?)
– 25/10/13 CLOVELLY BETTER BLOCK MEDIA RELEASE
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