I recently read information on the building a better block movement and I am impressed. It is grass roots planning at its best with a bottom up approach. It appears that there is also a build to prove part in some of the project where the creator brought in all sorts of things for a weekend so show people what it could be in person, not just a rendering. They also spent a day breaking all the old rules that they could to show city council people how the rules were inhibiting growth.
Have you seen this movement in your area? Have you worked on any projects?