Matthew Clarke, Director of Creative Placemaking, Trust for Public Land, USA
Matthew Clarke, an architect, planner and writer, is the Director of Creative Placemaking at the Trust for Public Land. He is committed to the power of land for people to create stronger communities and move society forward. Prior to his current role, Matthew held positions with SHoP Architects, NYC’s Department of Cultural Affairs, and LTL Architects. He has advanced complex urban masterplans, designed parks and public space, and worked on policies that build equitable communities. Matthew is the author of The Field Guide for Creative Placemaking in Parks; other writing has appeared in a wide variety of monographs, peer-reviewed journals, and media. He was a German Marshall Fund Urban Policy Fellow and a member of Next City’s Urban Vanguard. Matthew serves as a Trustee of Bennington College and as Vice-President of the Lucille Lortel Foundation. He studied at Princeton University and the University of Kentucky.
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