About

This idea started from a desire to see the public spaces around us change. We could see how simple design changes could dramatically improve the place, so we wanted to share that with others, hopefully inspiring some new change on our streets and blocks.

Pulling from the urban design lingo of "complete streets," which are streets designed for all users to access safely, whether they have wheels or not, and with inspiration from the Better Block project, folks who draw from community action to create better neighborhoods, block by block, we wanted to broaden the vision to complete blocks which leads to complete towns and cities, simple fixes creating vibrant, walkable neighborhoods. 

 

Aleksandra Borisenko co-founder

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Aleksandra is an urban designer and architect-in-training with Shook Kelley located in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has 9 years of academic and professional experience in a range in urban design, urban planning, and architecture projects, with focus on urban housing and sustainable urbanism. She is experienced in urban design and planning, architectural design, community capacity building and research, site feasibility analysis, graphic design, and grant writing and management. Her professional experience has been enriched by international academic research projects in Spain and Netherlands. Mrs. Borisenko is committed to designing and building livable and sustainable communities.

 

Keihly Moore co-founder

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Keihly is an urban designer and architect-in-training with Studio G Architects, located in Boston, Massachusetts. 

With unwavering optimism bolstered with a healthy dose of practicality, Keihly looks at each project as a design challenge opportunity full of potential. Backed by 9 years of academic and professional experience in projects ranging from small town community design charrettes to super-low energy buildings. She enjoys tactical urbanism methods and responding to climate change challenges by rethinking stormwater infrastructure and its intersection with public space. Keihly enjoys researching, community capacity building, and turning ideas into reality. Research projects focused on stormwater management and sustainable urbanism have taken her to Germany, The Netherlands, and Sweden. Previously, Keihly worked with Stantec, in Boston, The Lawrence Group, based the Charlotte, NC area, The Urban Institute, based out of the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, and Passive House Institute US, in Urbana, Illinois.

Contributors

Scott Adams Urban Planner

Scott Adams
Urban Planner

Scott Curry Pedestrian Program Manager, City of Charlotte

Scott Curry
Pedestrian Program Manager, City of Charlotte

Allen Davis Urban Designer, City of Wilmington

Allen Davis
Urban Designer, City of Wilmington

Dylan McKnight  Planner, Charlotte Center City Partners

Dylan McKnight 
Planner, Charlotte Center City Partners

Eric Zaverl
Urban Activist, Walkability Advocate, and President of the South End Neighborhood Association