2017 Conference Keynote – Matthew Lister, Gehl – New York

Matthew is a creative urban place maker, real estate development strategist, and designer. As Team Lead at Gehl — New York, he focuses on the intersection of real estate strategy and the design and activation of great public spaces. Often working at multiple scales with both private and public clients, he works to develop aspirational yet economically sustainable and implementable solutions. Matthew also brings an expertise in collaborative engagement with diverse communities in the urban change and development process. Matthew is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute in New York City.

In addition to his keynote, Matthew will also be leading a breakout session on development in small communities.