Matthew Kiefer is a visiting lecturer on land use development in the Urban Planning Program. He is a principal in the Boston-based law firm of Goulston & Storrs, where he practices real estate development and land use law, with a particular focus on obtaining site control and public approvals for urban projects. These include market-oriented and affordable housing, commercial and mixed-use developments, and facilities and master plans for educational, cultural, health care and other non-profit institutions.
He has written articles on land use law and policy for Harvard Design Magazine, Architecture Boston, Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review, Next American City, Urban Land, and other publications. He is the President of Historic Boston, a historic preservation revolving fund, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Municipal Research Bureau and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy. He is a graduate of Boston University and the University of Michigan Law School, and was a Loeb Fellow at the Graduate School of Design during the 1995-1996 academic year.