The WALC Institute helps communities identify key opportunities for changing streets or blocks to be more walkable and livable and then envision those changes in "photo-visions."  A photo-vision is a tool that is both inspirational and educational, and that helps a community build capacity and support for transforming the built environment.   See below for examples. 


Existing conditions near Grocery Row on the edge of downtown in kingsport, Tennessee

Existing conditions near Grocery Row on the edge of downtown in kingsport, Tennessee

A vision for a more walkable, bikeable, livable and prosperous future in Kingsport, Tennessee

A vision for a more walkable, bikeable, livable and prosperous future in Kingsport, Tennessee


Existing conditions on Powell Avenue in Birmingham, Alabama

Existing conditions on Powell Avenue in Birmingham, Alabama

A vision for a more people-oriented place, with a "flexible" street that is closed to cars during special events, on Powell Avenue in Birmingham, Alabama

A vision for a more people-oriented place, with a "flexible" street that is closed to cars during special events, on Powell Avenue in Birmingham, Alabama


In the top image: An alley sits unused in Brownsville, TX. The WALC Institute conducted an Active Living Workshop and helped the community envision a healthier future, represented in the "after" image, in which the alley has been converted to a productive use.