To citymakers, Team Better Block are the urban planning experts who unlock the interest and creativity of the public with a process that designs for community, connection, and commerce from the ground up.

Team Better Block was founded in 2010 by Jason Roberts and Andrew Howard, as a transportation and placemaking focused public outreach firm that temporarily re-engineers auto-dominated, blighted, and underused urban areas into vibrant centers. Since then, The Better Block approach has been used in over two hundred cities around the world to illustrate rapid street changes and community revitalization. These cities have reported greater understanding and urgency by elected officials, leaders, and citizens for permanent change. Team Better Block’s work was featured in the 2012 Venice Biennale and has been spotlighted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Dwell Magazine.



We are always looking for great people to work with. We hire independant contractors to match the needs of our clients on a project by project basis. Please send your resume and work examples to info@teambetterblock.com. 

Andrew Howard

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.

Howard’s overarching goal is to equip new leaders to take action in their communities. His simple three step method of give it a name, set a date and blackmail yourself into action has helped transform neighborhoods from blighted to thriving.  His current clients include:

The National Association of Realtors
American Association of Real Possibilities 
Starwood Retail Partners
Crescent Communities and

Before becoming a rabble rouser, Howard 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 Harvard Graduate School of Design.