Making places better

About Us

Team Better Block originated in 2010 as an alternative to the traditional urban planning process. TBB utilizes experimental architecture, tactical urbanism and rapid prototyping to implement change at the neighborhood level.

Our Team

Andrew Howard

Andrew Howard


Andrew Howard, AICP, is an urban planner, cofounder of Better Block and a principal at Team Better Block consulting. He has 14 years experience in transportation and land development planning and design, and was a 2015 Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Jason Roberts

Jason Roberts

Partner, Cofounder

Jason Roberts is the cofounder Better Block, Chairman of the Board for Better Block Foundation, founder of the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, cofounder of Art Conspiracy and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff, past candidate for US Congress, and recipient of the White House Champion of Change Award for Transportation Innovation.

Hayrettin Günç

Hayrettin Günç


Hayrettin Günç is an architect and urbanist based in Boston and Istanbul. He holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design with distinction from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and is currently Better Block's resident designer and architect.

Monica Diodati

Monica Diodati

Communications Director

Monica Diodati joined Better Block in 2014 after establishing a series of pop-up markets around Dallas under her company, Little D Markets. She was named one of Dallas' 100 Creatives in 2014 and is cofounder of RAFT (River Activation for the Trinity).

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