We Need You to Lead

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When he was starting out, Team Better Block co-founder Andrew Howard was convinced that all he needed was the right plan to improve his community and that would be all that it would take for “the right people to come from somewhere else and make that plan happen,” he said in an interview with the Project for Public Spaces’ Placemaking Blog.

 What I’ve realized through Better Block is that every community already has everybody they need. They just need to activate the talented people who are already there, and shove them into one place at one time, and that place can become better really quickly.

To paraphrase Pogo, we have seen the change agent and he is us.