Reserve Your Seat Today! Jason Roberts at Cascade Theatre Nov. 29th
What to Expect Nov. 29th: Join us as we learn from Jason Roberts, founder of The Better Block Project. Hear concrete examples of how other cities have temporarily re-envisioned a single block in order to show the potential for a walkable, vibrant neighborhood. Enjoy a 45 minute talk by this funny, smart, and energetic speaker, followed by Q&A. We encourage everyone to enjoy at downtown restaurants after!
Presented by The McConnell Foundation and The Cascade Theatre in collaboration with Active 20-30 Club, Catalyst Redding Young Professionals, RISE, and Shasta Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network.
Free, but ticketed event. Register today via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/build-a-better-block-jason-roberts-on-improving-your-community-tickets-52014048419
About Jason: In 2006, Jason formed the nonprofit organization, Oak Cliff Transit Authority, to revive the Dallas streetcar system, and later spearheaded the city’s effort in garnering a $23 million grant from the federal government to help reintroduce a modern streetcar system to Dallas. In 2010, Jason organized a series of Better Block projects, taking blighted blocks with vacant properties in Dallas and converting them into temporary, walkable districts with pop-up businesses, bike lanes, cafe seating, and landscaping. The project has become an open-sourced international movement occurring everywhere from Melbourne, Australia to Tehran, Iran, and has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Dwell Magazine. Jason has received a Champions of Change award from the U.S. White House, showcased in the 2012 Venice Biennale, and was listed in Planetizen‘s Top 100 Most Influential Urbanists. We are delighted he will join us at the Cascade Theatre on one of Redding’s own “Better Blocks.”
For a sense of what to expect, enjoy this 18 minute TEDx talk: