Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Regional and Urban Design Forum: Berkeley Downtown Area Plan Update

For nearly three decades years, Matt Taecker has developed innovative area plans, city and regional plans, development codes, and mixed-use master plans. Most recently, Taecker has applied best practices to high-density urban centers as he has developed community-responsive plans for Downtown Berkeley including: a policy-level plan, a public realm plan, a parking & transportation demand plan, and an urban building code with design guidelines. These efforts emphasize sustainability, historic preservation, retail revitalization, and livability.

Prior to his most recent work, Matt was a founding Principal of Catalyst, which had unique expertise in integrating urban and natural systems. 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 to a wide range of settings. Taecker 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. He studied urban policy and economics as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago.

12/14/10 CES

Regional and Urban Design Forum: Berkeley Downtown Area Plan Update

Matt Taecker, creator of Centers and Edges, will give an update on the Berkeley downtown area plan as well as describe the public realm "Streets and Open Space Improvement Plan" that he's developed.

Time: Noon - 1:30pm

Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland

Contact: 510/464-3600 or Douglas Frazier, AIA

Cost: None; this presentation is open to all. Please RSVP.

1.5 CES LUs

For more information: 510/464-3600

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