Matthew Beck

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Matthew Beck is a native of Louisville and current resident of Brooklyn. He earned a Master's degree in Public Policy from George Washington University and works in government.
“Unabashedly urban” is an unusual portrayal of the drive out to the Beckley Creek portion of The Parklands of Floyds Fork, nearly 17 miles from downtown on the edge of eastern Jefferson County. Yet that’s how Scott Martin, parks...
Iroquois Park’s Northern Overlook, with views of downtown and the Ohio River valley, offers the city’s finest natural panorama. After suffering decades of degradation from vandalism and erosion, Metro Parks, in partnership with the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, is spending...
  The intersection of Bardstown Road and Goldsmith Lane is terrifying. Crossing Bardstown Road is no small feat; pedestrians must face down 122 feet of pavement—eight lanes of traffic. Across town at Second Street and Broadway, pedestrians have to maneuver 75...
Since 2013, the Louisville Water Company has worked to restore the Crescent Hill Gatehouse. The limestone building, built in 1879 and designed by Charles Hermany, is an emulation of a Gothic German castle. It received a new slate roof...
A few weeks ago, Mayor Greg Fischer launched an initiative to encourage the exploration and enjoyment of Southwest Louisville. The South Points Scenic Area is meant to promote economic development in this overlooked corner of the city that’s home...
When describing Louisville to my Yankee comrades, the feature that dominates my depiction of the place is the Ohio River. The river is magnificent and menacing; it’s the reason our dear city exists; its call so powerful that people...
Last year’s reveal of the East Market Street—Nulu Streetscape project designed by CARMAN was an important step in the evolution of Nulu as a neighborhood and a bellwether of the design priorities there. Tomorrow, the neighborhood will strengthen its...