5/22/17

Announcing Corridor Planning — a new consulting partnership

Corridor Planning, a new consulting partnership for transportation / land use integration, joins Matt Taecker as managing partner,  Dr. Christopher Ferrell, principal author of  Livable Transit Corridors: Methods, Metrics and Strategies (a handbook from the Transportation Research Board), and Dr. Shishir Mathur, professor of urban and regional planning at San Jose State University.  The Corridor Planning partnership emphasizes research-informed cross-disciplinary planning at the corridor scale, which is uniquely suited to improve livability, community character, and sustainability.


5/2/17

AIA East Bay Regional & Urban Design Committee

Taecker chairs the RUD Committee as it addresses current topics and encourages direct involvement.


4/24/17

California Transportation Equity Summit

TransForm hosts advocates for public health, bicycle and pedestrian safety, social justice, and more.

 


4/21/17

California Planning Roundtable, Ventura

Taecker co-chairs CPR’s “Overcoming Obstacles to Infill” committee.


3/22/17

AIA East Bay Regional & Urban Design Committee

Taecker is leading the RUD Committee as it strives to better address current topics and encourage greater participation.


3/21/17

SPUR “Great When You’re Downtown”

Taecker presented lessons learned from Berkeley’s award-winning Downtown Area Plan.


3/16/17

Livable Transit Corridors, Methods, Metrics & Strategies

Taecker co-authored this seminal report for the Transportation Research Board, with Chris Ferrell..

Download report.     

View webinar


3/14/17

Shattuck-Adeline-Stanford Greenway Grant Application

Taecker is consulting to Bike East Bay, in pursuit of “Chancellors Grant” for envisioning a continous multimodal corridor.


3/3/17

AIA East Bay Innovation Grant Program

AIAEB will provide grants to support development transferrable “best practices,” according to criteria that Taecker helped to develop.

More information.


3/2/17

Advancements in Prefab Housing

AVAVA presented new pre-fab housing systems that reduce construction costs and can accelerate project approvals.


2/22/17

California Main Street Alliance Conference

CAMSA advocates for vitality among downtown’s of all sizes, by applying eight central principles for revitalization.  Taecker is a CAMSA member.

http://www.camainstreet.org/index.php/86-featured-articles/104-eight


2/16/17

Livable Transit Corridors:  Strategic Growth Council

Taecker and Chris Ferrell introduced the corridor assessment tool and planning method to California transportation and planning agencies.

Download report

View webinar 


2/14/17

AIA Profiles Taecker

Read AIA East Bay profile of Taecker Planning & Design


1/26/17

Implementing Affordable Housing:  Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Leaders in the production of affordable housing and its planning presented strategies for overcoming obstacles.


1/25/17

State of California Climate Change Symposium, 2017

Examining effects of climate change from transportation to snow pack, with emerging adaptations. Website


3/16/17

Webinar: Livable Transit Corridor Methods & Strategies

Taecker co-authored this seminal report for the Transportation Research Board, with Chris Ferrell. View the Webinar. Download the Report


11/09/2016, noon-1pm

Forum: Alameda/Oakland Ped/Bike Bridge

An open forum to discuss a moveable ped/bike bridge to connect disconnected communities and destinations.
Free and open to all. Bring your own lunch.
http://aiaeb.org/2016/09/rud1116/


11/09/2016, 7:30am, Au Coquelet Cafe, 2000 University Ave, Berkeley.

Shattuck-Adeline Greenway

Concept for continuous multi-modal multi-use corridor at Berkeley Design Advocates.
Report


11/09/2016 – open til Nov 15th

Micro Affordable Dwelling Tour

Resource efficient and smartly designed to boost deeply affordable housing.
http://www.panoramic.com/cityspaces-location/cityspaces-micropad


 

2016 EVENTS


10/01/2016

Fairfax Town Center Workshop

Taecker presented design options followed by direct community input.
Report


9/29/2016

Context-Sensitive Infill Symposium

Three award-winning architects share their approach toward infill projects that fit within its context.
http://aiaeb.org/calendar/


9/21/2016

Sea Level Rise: Adaptation in Shoreline & Urban Form

Will Travis speaks on sea level rise and how shoreline and urban form will be forced to adapt.
http://aiaeb.org/2016/08/meeting-the-challenge-of-climate-change/


8/15/2016

SSU Temporary Faculty appointment

Taecker joined Sonoma State University’s “Environmental Studies & Planning” program as temporary faculty.
https://www.sonoma.edu/ensp/


8/5/2016

Livability Calculator Launched

The Livability Calculator shows how a full spectrum of basic life needs can be possible.  The Calculator springs from the Livable Transit Corridor Handbook, co-authored by Taecker.
http://livabilitycalculator.com
http://apps.trb.org/cmsfeed/TRBNetProjectDisplay.asp?ProjectID=3091


8/4/2016

BART Plaza Kiosk

Taecker continues to help guide the design of Berkeley’s “BART Plaza” as an advisor to the Downtown Berkeley Association.
http://www.downtownberkeley.com/


7/29/2016

CPR Infill Initiative Continues

California Planning Roundtable has articles on overcoming obstacles to infill development.
http://cproundtable.org/projects/exploring-infill-development/


7/27/2016

Financing TOD Infrastructure

Metropolitan Transportation Commission on how to finance infrastructure in “Priority Development Areas.”
http://mtc.ca.gov/our-work/plans-projects/focused-growth-livable-communities/priority-development-areas/planning


7/26/2016

Downtown Richmond Team Selected

TPD is part of the development team selected for a 2-block catalyst project in downtown Richmond CA, just steps from BART.
http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/3301/12th-Street-Macdonald-Ave-RFQP


7/19/2016

Downtown Berkeley Hotel Proceeds

Berkeley City Council agreed to rebate a portion of hotel tax revenues for financial feasibility
http://www.berkeleyside.com/2016/07/19/hotel-developer-seeking-11m-in-berkeley-tax-rebates/


7/3/2016

Course on Sustainable Planning & Design

Taecker was instructor of UC Davis Extension’s course examining sustainable planning and design.
https://extension.ucdavis.edu/course/sustainable-planning-environmental-site-design-and-development


6/29/2016

Creating Place thru Imagination and Care

Donlyn Lyndon spoke to an overflow audience, as part of Taecker’s urban design series at AIA East Bay.
http://aiaeb.org/2016/06/lyndon/


6/28/2016

Telegraph Avenue Plan Adopted

Berkeley City Council adopted the Telegraph Public Realm Plan, co-authored by Taecker and Alex Bergtraun.
Telegraph Avenue Project Sheet


6/13/2016

Health and Livable Transit Corridors

Livable Transit Corridor approach presented at International Conference on Transportation and Health
http://livabilitycalculator.com
http://apps.trb.org/cmsfeed/TRBNetProjectDisplay.asp?ProjectID=3091


5/26/2016

Downtown Berkeley Hotel Approved

In a unanimous decision, Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board approved the new 16-story hotel.  Taecker managed the project’s entitlements and guided its urban design.
http://www.berkeleyside.com/2016/05/27/new-334-room-downtown-berkeley-hotel-gets-the-go-ahead/