Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Matthew Schmidt

Program Director

The Trust for Public Land

Matthew Schmidt, AICP is the Program Director in The Trust for Public Land’s Ohio Office.

Matt engages with communities to design and develop parks; including Climate-Smart Cities planning in Cleveland and Sandusky, development of the Cleveland Foundation Centennial Trail, parks in Cleveland’s low-income neighborhoods, and redevelopment of a waterfront park in Akron. Matt studied architecture at Kent State University, and completed his graduate degree at the Kent State Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative. Matt serves on the Executive Committee of the Cleveland and Ohio Chapters of the American Planning Association, and was a member of the 2014 Crain’s Cleveland Business 40-Under-40.

Meeting of the Minds is made possible by the generous support of these organizations.