In Chapter 4 of 18 in his 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, HomeAway government relations director Matt Curtis answers "What Did Your Travels to London, Madrid and Paris Teach You About How Cities Can Better Plan for the Future?" Curtis discusses how his European travels have informed him about the importance of city planning around population growth. He finds European cultural centers such as London, Madrid and Paris understood the importance of transportation infrastructure and integrated it into the city fabric. This is a valuable takeaway that Curtis takes back to the United States and his city planning conversations. Matt Curtis is the director of government relations at HomeAway Inc. Previously he was communications director for Austin mayors Lee Leffingwell and Will Wynn. He earned his bachelor's degree in radio, television and film from the University of North Texas.