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Slavic Village Better Block
May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Have a vision for how to improve the streets and public spaces of Slavic Village? Then bring your ideas as we learn about The Better Blockproject which we will be producing in junction with Rooms to Let: CLE 2018 !
Tuesday May 22nd 6:00pm at The Magalen. We encourage you to bring a neighbor too. Food and drinks will be provided.
What is Better Blocks?
The project was developed to show the city how the block could be revived to improve area safety, health, and economics if ordinances that restricted small business and multi-modal infrastructure were removed. Since that time, Better Block projects have been developed throughout the world with many of the temporary infrastructure improvements and businesses made permanent.
How do we make a Better Block?
Many projects incorporate WikiBlock which is an open-source toolkit of designs for benches, chairs, planters, stages, bus stops, beer garden fences, and kiosks that can be downloaded for free and taken to a makerspace where a CNC router (a computer-aided machine) can cut them out of a sheet of plywood. Most products can then be assembled without glue or nails, and used instantly to make a block better.