For three decades, Matt Taecker has been a leader in placemaking, urban policy, and transit-oriented development (TOD). He has authored numerous plans across diverse settings nationally, including Berkeley’s Downtown Area Plan, winner of APA's national award for exemplary professional practices. He specializes in transportation/land use integration policy, and co-authored Transportation Research Board’s “Livable Transit Corridors Handbook” with implementation strategies. Effective stakeholder and community engagement set vital cornerstones for his work.
Matt is an Emeritus member of the California Planning Roundtable and serves on the American Institute of Architects’ task force for equity and sustainability. He teaches urban design and methods for sustainable development at UC Davis. Taecker is a licensed California architect and certified city planner. He holds Master of architecture and Master of City Planning degrees from UC Berkeley, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Chicago.