Matthew Claudel is a designer, researcher and writer. He co-founded the MITdesignX program, where he is the Head of Civic Innovation. Matthew has co-authored two books, Open Source Architecture and The City of Tomorrow, in addition to dozens of articles and chapters. He serves on the jury for Canada’s Smart City Challenge, and is a strategic advisor to Future Cities Canada, and McConnell Foundation’s “Cities for People” initiative. Matthew is currently working with the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics on strategies for place-based innovation and experimentation with civic technology. He studied architecture at Yale, and received a Master’s of Science in Urban Studies from MIT.