Matt works on several of PPS’s ongoing programs. He is the coordinator of the Placemaking Leadership Council, facilitating its development and administration. He assists in a variety of roles on Placemaking projects and programs for clients, including PPS’s partnership with Southwest Airlines, and supports several of the organization’s strategic initiatives. Matt is also a lead member of PPS’s communications team.
Matt’s professional and academic experience spans across numerous topics of the built environment. Prior to joining PPS in September 2013, he worked as an analyst at an environmental consulting and services firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. There he supported a variety of multi-media environmental compliance and sustainability projects across the country, largely for public infrastructure and campus management agencies, that included the Architect of the Capitol, the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and state transportation authorities. He had earlier internships at the National League of Cities (researching innovative best practices in transportation and economic development), and at the U.S. Green Building Council (supporting their advocacy and public policy team).
Matt studied environmental, economic, and public policy at Claremont McKenna College. His honors senior thesis investigated the impact of the US’s urban, environmental, and transportation policies on the attainability of the American Dream (as indicated by measures of equal opportunity and upward mobility).
B.A. Environment, Economics, and Politics, with Honors, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California (2010)
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