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Andrew Howard

Title: Co-Founder, Team Better Block
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities Conference

Andrew Howard is an expert in the field of context sensitive design and complete street implementation. During his 13 years of experience, he has worked in both the public and private sectors developing such plans and designs. Andrew not only assisted in the writing of the Institute of Transportation Engineers Recommended Practice on Context Sensitive Design for Walkable Urban Thoroughfares, but he is putting this knowledge to work in a pioneering approach called Better Block. This game-changing planning method provides a powerful means of quickly translating community visioning into physical reality and keeps momentum for the complex elements of transportation and development reform. The real time rendering of a Better Block allows ideas to be implemented, assessed, and then customized based upon the community’s reception. Andrew’s role in the Better Block is designer and construction manager. The result of his work is improved infrastructure project delivery, resulting in less design disagreements, construction change orders and dissatisfaction after construction.