San José

How to Build a Better Block

What makes for a good neighborhood? Do you need housing and ground floor retail? A good proportion between the buildings and the street? Cafe seating and street furniture? Or does it just take an engaged community that is willing to shape their street? For years, the Better Block Foundation has been educating, equipping and empowering communities and their leaders to reshape and reactivate their built environments to promote the growth of healthy and vibrant neighborhoods. Join its founder for a happy-hour reception and interactive presentation about what San Jose residents can do to improve their own neighborhoods. Generously sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

+ Jason Roberts / Better Block Foundation

Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.