• Master in Urban and Regional Planning/Spatial Management


Matthew Zenkteler joined University of Queensland in July 2014. His research focuses on regional planning and sustainable development in context of comparative global urbanism, with particular attention given to urban-rural interface within rapidly growing city regions.

This is Matthew’s first significant research project. Since his graduation from University of Adam Mickiewicz (Poznan, Poland) in 2003, Matthew has been working for local governments in Australia (Gold Coast City Council, Tweed Shire Council) and in Poland (Poznan City Council) for numerous, both small and large, strategic and urban planning projects. He coordinated preparation of the principal Local Environmental Plan for the Tweed Shire Council (2014), as a member of Gold Coast Planning Scheme Review, he was involved in the preparation of the new Gold Coast draft City Plan 2015, as well as conceptual works for the Gold Coast Rapid Transit Project (2011). His current project, Rural Villages Strategy, focuses planning for sustainable future of rural settlements in Tweed Shire.

In 2013 and 2014, Matthew was involved in two projects with Gold Coast based Bond University, which included lectures and tutorial for students of architecture and (postgraduate) communication.


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