Jason Roberts decided that long-range planning efforts in his community weren’t enough, and found a way to implement the changes he wanted to see immediately. Jason shares examples of how the Better Block concept has transformed neighborhoods around the nation and inspired permanent change.

As creator of the Better Block movement, Jason Roberts is a proponent of fast, experimental, citizen-driven community design. His demonstrations energize and inspire communities across America. In 2012 the White House and US Department of Transportation recognized Roberts as a Champion of Change.

Enjoy this lecture from the 2013 Placemaking Conference in Norman, Oklahoma, hosted by The University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities on April 3, 2013.

This presentation is also available on iTunes U.