Broadway-Valdez Plan Post-Occ w/Matt Taecker
Do you know where they say the neon lights are bright? On Broadway; that’s where. The 1963 song performed by the Drifters extolls the highs and lows that most urban corridors have seen over the years. For the City of Oakland, 2014 marked the year that the Broadway-Valdez District Specific Plan was adopted, working toward a vibrant solution as “uniquely Oakland”.
Come join AIAEB RUD in hosting Architect & Urban Planner Matt Taecker as we discuss the post-occupancy reality to celebrate the big wins and goals + challenges still in process.
About Your Speaker
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.