Building equality, block by block.
Building hope, block by block.
Building common ground, block by block.
Block by Block has catalyzed the revitalization of urban neighborhoods in more than 30 countries.
More than 1,000 people, including children, women, elders, refugees, and disabled community members, have participated in collaborative Block by Block Workshops worldwide.
More than 25,000 children and teenagers have participated in Block by Block Competitions to crowdsource ideas for transforming public spaces throughout Mexico.
The Block by Block Foundation has contributed more than $6M to UN-Habitat to help make the UN Sustainable Development Goals a reality.
Block by Block in the News
Our work adds up to larger impact—from more engaged communities and more livable cities to more forward-thinking public space policies at every level.
Minecraft Video Game Used to Design Public Space in more than 25 Developing Countries
Interview with special advisor Pontus Westerberg, who presented Block by Block at the Made in Space conference in Copenhagen.
Unleashing the Potential of Games on UN Sustainable Development Goals
Block by Block is just one example of how games can raise awareness and engagement on pressing issues like gender equality, climate change, environmental sustainability, and urban planning and development.
Crowdsourcing Public Space Ideas through Minecraft
A report on the Block by Block youth competition held in Mexico City at Aldea Digital, one the world's largest digital inclusion festivals.
Mojang Makes Sense of Minecraft's Classroom Allure
Block by Block board president Vu Bui, on the Future of Play and the benefits of video games.