Andrew Howard

Better Block Project

One of the leading voices on community revitalization, Andrew Howard is internationally respected for his people focused design approach and rapid-implementation strategies that are being replicated around the world. Andrew co-founded the Better Block project in 2010 with friend Jason Roberts. One year later the pair formed Team Better Block, which has aided in bringing this grassroots revitalization project to over 150 communities in four nations. The project demonstrates how temporary sustainability improvements to a single city block can build momentum for long-term financial, social, and environmental advancements. Andrew’s overarching goal is to equip new leaders to take action in their communities. Before becoming a rabble rouser, Andrew was a transportation planner at Kimley-Horn and Associates and the Houston-Galveston Area Council. He holds a bachelor of Geography degree from Texas A&M University and is a Loeb Fellow of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

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One of the leading voices on community revitalization, Andrew Howard is internationally respected for his people focused design approach and rapid-implementation strategies that are being replicated around the world. Andrew co-founded the Better Block project in 2010 with friend Jason Roberts. One year later the pair formed Team Better Block, which has aided in bringing this grassroots revitalization project to over 150 communities in four nations. The project demonstrates how temporary sustainability improvements to a single city block can build momentum for long-term financial, social, and environmental advancements. Andrew’s overarching goal is to equip new leaders to take action in their communities. Before becoming a rabble rouser, Andrew was a transportation planner at Kimley-Horn and Associates and the Houston-Galveston Area Council. He holds a bachelor of Geography degree from Texas A&M University and is a Loeb Fellow of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.

Photo Credit: Architects.org