AARP Texas is helping residents of the Linwood neighborhood in Fort Worth revitalize their urban community.

The Better Block project engages community members in a two- to three-month planning process, which culminates in a weeklong collaborative effort to improve a city block physically or economically. In Linwood, the project is bringing to fruition residents’ ideas for solar lighting, traffic calming and pedestrian crosswalks. The project demonstrates AARP’s commitment to livable, age-friendly communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Built in the post-World War II era, Linwood has seen significant redevelopment since experiencing tornado damage in 2000. The project shows that community engagement can foster a more vibrant community.

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