Associate Professor Matthew French
Dr Matthew French is a development practitioner specialising in affordable housing, slum upgrading and community planning in developing countries. His professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) and Masters of Architecture (MArch, research) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Matthew’s research and practice explores the interrelationship between environmental and socio-cultural dimensions of sustainable urban development. He has coordinated action-research workshops on participatory design of slum upgrading in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific.