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.
AIA East Bay Regional & Urban Design Committee
Taecker chairs the RUD Committee as it addresses current topics and encourages direct involvement.
California Transportation Equity Summit
TransForm hosts advocates for public health, bicycle and pedestrian safety, social justice, and more.
California Planning Roundtable, Ventura
Taecker co-chairs CPR’s “Overcoming Obstacles to Infill” committee.
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.
SPUR “Great When You’re Downtown”
Taecker presented lessons learned from Berkeley’s award-winning Downtown Area Plan.
Livable Transit Corridors, Methods, Metrics & Strategies
Taecker co-authored this seminal report for the Transportation Research Board, with Chris Ferrell..
Shattuck-Adeline-Stanford Greenway Grant Application
Taecker is consulting to Bike East Bay, in pursuit of “Chancellors Grant” for envisioning a continous multimodal corridor.
AIA East Bay Innovation Grant Program
AIAEB will provide grants to support development transferrable “best practices,” according to criteria that Taecker helped to develop.
Advancements in Prefab Housing
AVAVA presented new pre-fab housing systems that reduce construction costs and can accelerate project approvals.
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.
Livable Transit Corridors: Strategic Growth Council
Taecker and Chris Ferrell introduced the corridor assessment tool and planning method to California transportation and planning agencies.
AIA Profiles Taecker
Read AIA East Bay profile of Taecker Planning & Design
Implementing Affordable Housing: Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Leaders in the production of affordable housing and its planning presented strategies for overcoming obstacles.
State of California Climate Change Symposium, 2017
Examining effects of climate change from transportation to snow pack, with emerging adaptations. Website
Webinar: Livable Transit Corridor Methods & Strategies
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.
11/09/2016, 7:30am, Au Coquelet Cafe, 2000 University Ave, Berkeley.
Concept for continuous multi-modal multi-use corridor at Berkeley Design Advocates.
11/09/2016 – open til Nov 15th
Micro Affordable Dwelling Tour
Resource efficient and smartly designed to boost deeply affordable housing.
Fairfax Town Center Workshop
Taecker presented design options followed by direct community input.
Context-Sensitive Infill Symposium
Three award-winning architects share their approach toward infill projects that fit within its context.
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.
SSU Temporary Faculty appointment
Taecker joined Sonoma State University’s “Environmental Studies & Planning” program as temporary faculty.
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.
BART Plaza Kiosk
Taecker continues to help guide the design of Berkeley’s “BART Plaza” as an advisor to the Downtown Berkeley Association.
CPR Infill Initiative Continues
California Planning Roundtable has articles on overcoming obstacles to infill development.
Financing TOD Infrastructure
Metropolitan Transportation Commission on how to finance infrastructure in “Priority Development Areas.”
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.
Downtown Berkeley Hotel Proceeds
Berkeley City Council agreed to rebate a portion of hotel tax revenues for financial feasibility
Course on Sustainable Planning & Design
Taecker was instructor of UC Davis Extension’s course examining sustainable planning and design.
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.
Telegraph Avenue Plan Adopted
Berkeley City Council adopted the Telegraph Public Realm Plan, co-authored by Taecker and Alex Bergtraun.
Telegraph Avenue Project Sheet
Health and Livable Transit Corridors
Livable Transit Corridor approach presented at International Conference on Transportation and Health
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.