For nearly three decades, Matt Taecker has been a leader in promoting transit-oriented development and pedestrian-friendly places. Taecker integrates essential ingredients for successful projects: urban design, policy/code development, and stakeholder engagement. He offers award-winning expertise and received the American Planning Association’s “Best Practices Award” for Berkeley’s Downtown Area Projects including:
– downtown mixed-use zoning (chapter 23E.68),
– a public realm plan, and
Taecker also developed revised downtown guidelines to promote contextual architecture responsive to contemporary needs)
A charter member of the Congress of the New Urbanism, Taecker was a Principal at Calthorpe Associates, where he worked closely with Peter Calthorpe to develop transit-oriented development principles and apply them in a wide range of settings.
Taecker is a licensed architect and has taught at the University of Southern California, UC Davis Extension, and UC Berkeley — where he earned his Master in Architecture and Master of City Planning degrees. His bachelors degree is from the University of Chicago.