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Fun Friday: Smart growth inspiration

Submitted by on March 1, 2013 – 4:53 pmNo Comment
Fun Friday: Smart growth inspiration

Need some inspiration? 

A couple of colleagues and I just returned from the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Kansas City, Missouri! I always come back jazzed from all the people that I meet and all the cool community engagement ideas I hear about. This year was no different.

I found inspiration in all the indoor parklets that were displayed for people to hang out at, the focus on working with art and cultural community partners and having visioning plans come to life with projects such as “Better Block KC,” a one day event where they changed the streetscape on Grand Ave in Kansas City! This would be great to do in the MAPC region!

Take a look for your self…

 

And to get the full flavor, check out this Tedx talk from the creator of The Better Block Project that has created a domino effect of revitalizing neighborhood blocks one demonstration at a time.

 

- Emily Torres-Cullinane, Community Liaison at MAPC

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