Keith Mattson is President of Keith Mattson LLC, a Honolulu consulting firm specializing in urban planning and policy analysis. His recent work has focused on Transit Oriented Development (TOD) planning along the future HART rapid transit line in Honolulu and Joint Fact Finding processes to resolve complex issues and debates at neighborhood and county levels. Prior to launching his consulting firm in November 2013, he worked at the University of Hawaii (UH) for 17 years as a laboratory development project manager and economic development program director. His work for UH included managing a National Institutes of Health grant to build a new biological research laboratory; creating and administering new grant programs to support UH faculty research and teaching; and co-founding HiBEAM, a public-private acceleration program for local technology startup companies. Before moving to Honolulu in 1997, Mattson lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, Denver, and Indonesia where he held senior planning positions with local government agencies and international consulting firms focusing on long-range transportation and land use planning for large metropolitan regions.
Masters of City Planning (University of California at Berkeley, 1988)
B.A. in Geography, (Macalester College, 1981)