Areas of Expertise
Transport infrastructure design integration , Urban planning and design policy/guidance, Urban regeneration
Matt is an urban planner and designer who forms part of Arup’s Integrated City Planning leadership team.
Drawing on over 27 years’ experience, Matt works on a broad range of projects throughout the UK and internationally. Areas of specialism include urban regeneration, infrastructure-led development and integrated urban strategies that closely inter-weave transformative place-making, economic development, social value and environmental sustainability benefits. Matt often leads multi-disciplinary major project teams focused on maximising positive outcomes through stakeholder and community engagement – operating from project initiation, through strategy setting and design briefing to planning consenting and implementation assurance. Projects vary in scale and typology from work on the urban integration of HS2 and sub-regional strategies such as the Oxford-Cambridge Arc through to area-based regeneration masterplanning and design delivery such as Devonport in Plymouth and Woodberry Down in Hackney.
Matt has led several Government best practice research and guidance publications in the UK and Australia related to different facets of urban planning, design and masterplanning, including the Urban Design Compendium. He is highly experienced in providing design reviews, project advisory roles and training. He is a frequent visiting university lecturer and international conference speaker.