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, LLC, 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. The American Society of Landscape Architects called it “a 21st century version of what the Chicago World’s Fair did in 1893.”
Andrew’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 Retired People
Starwood Retail Partners
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.