Matt Wetli, AICP

Principal

mwetli@development-strategies.com

314.421.2800 ext. 16

Matt has a passion for identifying, visualizing, and helping communities act on opportunities to create great places, with an emphasis on urban redevelopment and new town centers. His focus has been in understanding the economic conditions (i.e., market and financial) and urban design qualities (such as public space and walkability) that result in vibrant, mixed-use communities. Increasingly, he has been involved in devising economic and community development strategies that complement real estate-based revitalization efforts.

Matt has managed numerous projects, taking an approach that first emphasizes marketable ideas and concepts and then tests and supports those ideas with market and financial analysis. He is eager to understand ways in which the changing demographic landscape is shaping future opportunities, and how investments in people, places, and buildings can enable communities to evolve and achieve their potential as economically thriving and livable places.

Education

Master of City and Regional Planning
Knowlton School of Architecture
The Ohio State University

Bachelor of Arts
Geography and Planning
University of Toledo

Certifications

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

Speaking Engagements

Lecturer at the Ohio State University, 2014-2015

“The Intersection of Community and Business”

“The Benefits of TOD: Northside Southside Corridor”

“Planning in 4D”

“On the Cusp: Innovation Districts”

“Reclaiming the Suburban Corridor”

“Market Segmentation and the Demographic Transition”

“Town Centers and Public Space”