Tadashi Matsumoto leads OECD’s work on national urban policy, cities and climate change and urban green growth. He coordinates the National Urban Policy Programme, a joint initiative with UN-Habitat and Cities Alliance launched in 2016 at Habitat III Conference. Under the framework, he recently led two studies: Global State of National Urban Policy (2018), the first global assessment of national urban policy development in 150 countries jointly conducted with UN-Habitat; and OECD Urban Policy Review of Viet Nam (2018), OECD’s first comprehensive urban policy review in Southeast Asia.
Tadashi has been leading many research projects on cities and climate change and urban green growth, including the Urban Green Growth in Dynamic Asia (2016) and its five case studies in Bangkok (Thailand), Iskandar (Malaysia), Hai Phong (Viet Nam), Bandung (Indonesia), and Cebu (Philippines), assessing effective policy and governance frameworks in rapidly urbanizing cities. Tadashi also led an OECD study Compact City Policies: A Comparative Assessment (2012) and contributed to Cities and Climate Change (2010) and Territorial Review of Japan (2016).
Before joining the OECD in 2009, Tadashi worked for the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan for more than 10 years. Tadashi holds a MUP (Urban Planning) from New York University and a Ph.D. from Tokyo University (Engineering). He lectures at Tsukuba University, Japan, and SciencesPo, France.