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    Jason Roberts

    Co-Founder, Better Block Project

    Jason Roberts is the founder of the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, originator of the Better Block Project, a co-founder of the Art Conspiracy and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, and a candidate for U.S. Congress. In 2006, Roberts formed the nonprofit Oak Cliff Transit Authority to revive the Dallas streetcar system. In 2010, Robertsorganized a series of Better Block projects, taking blighted blocks with vacant properties in Southern Dallas and converting them into temporary walkable districts with pop-up businesses, bike lanes, cafe seating and landscaping. The project has become an international movement, occurring everywhere from Melbourne, Australia to Tehran, Iran.

    Past Events

    Friday, Oct 16 2015

    8 AM

    Today, 80 percent of the U.S. population lives in cities, the majority of which were designed more than a century ago. CIW looks at the research... read more
    1 hour | Conversation | Morningstar

    Friday, Oct 16 2015

    8 AM

    Today, 80 percent of the U.S. population lives in cities, the majority of which were designed more than a century ago. CIW looks at the research... read more
    1 hour | Conversation | Morningstar

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