Rob Matthews

Rob Matthews, AICP is Director of Urban Planning and Community Development at Esri. His mission is to help communities around the world become truly sustainable and economically vibrant. As a systems thinker, he works at the intersection of digital design tools and urban development—defining and promoting 'smart enterprise' and online solutions that transform the design, development, and operation of our cities.

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Examining Philadelphia’s Property Tax Abatements

The Philadelphia City Council examines tax incentives, using GIS to understand the impact of redevelopment on its citizens across space and time.

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Maps Help Ensure Equity in Philadelphia’s Journey to Curb Blight

The Philadelphia City Council uses GIS to understand the impacts of pro-growth policies on the city’s vulnerable long-term residents.

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Maps Aid Affordable Housing Push in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

To avoid residents of mobile home parks being permanently displaced, town employees create maps to allocate land for affordable housing.

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