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Dr Matthew Hardy

Fellow, Visiting Fellow

Senior Associate Tutor, Department of Continuing Education

Department for Continuing Education

BArch (Adel), Dipl (PoWIA), PhD (Wales), FRAIA, RIBA, FRSA

Matthew works at the intersection of urbanism, urban morphology, architectural history, and climate change. He teaches at Oxford on the Sustainable Urban Development programme.

As Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism at the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, Matthew is responsible for the Foundation’s academic programmes, working with several university partners. Matthew has lectured and published widely, editing the book The Venice Charter Revisited (2011), and is co-founder and co-editor with Emily Talen of the Journal of Urbanism: International research in placemaking and urban sustainability, published by Routledge. Previously, he worked to establish INTBAU (International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism) from 2000-2010. He has taught architecture and urbanism at a range of levels since 1986, for INTBAU, as a Visiting Professor at the University of Notre Dame, as a Lecturer at the University of South Australia, and others. He is a Director of Studies at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts (London). In the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours he was appointed as a Member of the Royal Victorian Order.

Matthew maintained a practice in architecture and urban design in Australia and Europe after registering as an architect in Australia in 1983. He has served on committees in local government, and in a range of community bodies in Australia.