Urban Activism 101

Alison Arieff talks with Jason Roberts Go Oak Cliff, a neighborhood advocacy group in Austin, Texas, about his techniques for advocating for better neighborhoods.

Roberts talks about how props can make a big difference, how to use empty storefronts, and using the "pop-up" model.

Roberts suggests activists "...develop and install temporary "pop-up" businesses to show the potential for what could be if the street had a more inviting presence. This might include a café, a kids' art studio, a flower/gift market, or bookstore."

Full Story: How To: Build a Better Block

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This is in Dallas, not Austin

This is in Dallas, not Austin.

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