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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 internationally respected for his people focused design approach and rapid-implementation strategies that are being replicated around the world. He is an urban planner, cofounder of Better Block and a principal at Team Better Block consulting. He has 17 years experience in transportation and land development planning and design, and was a 2015 Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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.

Jonathan Braddick

Jonathan Braddick

Project Manager

A local Oak Cliff advocate for better bicycle infrastructure, Jonathan was one of the original Better Block's community volunteers that helped put the design/build concept to work. He’s worked to get more bicycle infrastructure implemented on Dallas’ aging roadways, presiding as the first Dallas Bicycle Coalition president and board member of Bike Friendly Oak Cliff. He’s the business owner of Oak Cliff Cargo Bicycles and founder of the Bicycle Brewery Tour.

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