A new method of community outreach

By Chris Arnold

Better neighborhoods in cities across the globe

Transforming Cities welcomes Andrew Howard, co-founder and director of Team Better Block.︎ Andrew is one of the original founders of the Build a Better Block project. Alongside his neighbors he built the first two Better Blocks in Dallas, Texas and pioneered the idea of using pop up demonstrations as an urban planning method.

Over the past eight year, Andrew and his team have refined how Better Block fits into community outreach, revitalization, complete streets, and public space planning and design projects. Now having been used in over 150 communities from Sydney, Australia to Bethel, Vermont, Better Block is seen as an alternative to the typical design and defend urban planning method of the past.

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